Dragonhammer are a band from Italy that plays an epic form of power/progressive metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "The X Experiment" which was released by My Kingdom Music.
"It's Beginning" is the intro for the album and begins with dark sounding synths and spoken word parts and samples and closes with distorted parts.
"The End Of The World" which is also the first official song on the album opens up with melodic guitar leads and drums before adding in classical music style synths and heavy guitar riffs which also lead to melodic clean singing vocals and halfway through the song elements of progressive rock are added into the mix.
"Seek In The Ice" begins with heavy guitar riffs, progressive rock style synths and drums and the guitars also utilizing melody and then the vocals kick in and as the song moves on melodic guitar solos and leads start coming in and out of the song as well as a chorus.
"The X Experiment" which is also the title track kicks in with heavy guitar and bass riffs along with drums before a dding in some synths and a few seconds alter vocals are brought into the music and halfway through the song the guitars start utilizing some melody as well as adding in guitar solos and leads.
"Escape" opens up with heavy guitar riffs and drums before adding in psychedelic sounding synths a few seconds alter as well as elements of classical music and you can also hear bass guitars in the background before the vocals kick in and a minute later the music starts alternating between heavy and soft parts and towards the end guitar solos and starts start coming in and out of the song.
"My Destiny" starts off with melodic guitar riffs, d rums and symphonic synths before adding in bass guitars and vocals along with some clean and soft sections while also remaining somewhat heavy and halfway through the song guitar solos and leads are finally added in certain sections.
"The Others" kicks in with heavy and melodic guitar riffs along with drums before a dding in bass guitars and prog style synths and a minute later vocals finally start to come in and as the song moves on guitar solos and leads are added in.
"Follow Your Star" comes in with atmospheric sounding synths and a few seconds later drums and acoustic guitars start to kick in along with some vocals and bass guitars which also leads to heavy guitar riffs slowly coming in while focusing more on the cleaner parts as well as adding in female vocals and towards the end there is a brief use of guitar solos and leads.
"Last Solution" which is also the last song on the album opens up with heavy guitar riffs and drums before adding in synths along with vocals a few seconds later and as the song moves on prog elements are added in as well as some guitar leads and solos.
Song lyrics cover life and fantasy themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Dragonhammer are a very great sounding mixture of epic, power and progressive metal and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The End Of The World" "The X Experiment" and "Last Solution". RECOMMENDED BUY.