Thalion are a band from Canada that plays a very heavy and melodic form of power metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "Dawn Of Chaos" which was released by Maple metal Records.
The album starts out with a very heavy and melodic power metal sound along with solos as well as all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them which also leads up to clean singing vocals as well as bringing in a more modern day heaviness to an old school form of metal.
As the album progresses the music brings in a mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while always remaining melodic and dark all at the same time and after awhile a brief use of clean playing and spoken word parts are added into the music and they bring and epic feeling to the recording as well as a small amount of blast beats.
Later on symphonic elements are brought into certain sections of the album along with a small amount of aggressive vocals as well as the band combining the old school power metal sound with the heaviness of modern metal and they also bring in a power ballad before going back to a heavier direction.
With this album Thalion take the melodic sound of old school German power metal and mix it in with the heaviness of the more modern metal sounds to create a power metal album that really stands out and not typical for this genre.
Song lyrics cover darkness, fantasy, mythology and heavy metal 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 as well as some of the songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion Thalion are a very great sounding heavy, modern day power metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Another Day" "Nameless Pharaoh" "Lord of Metal" and "The Valley Of The Damned". 8/5 out of 10.