Battleroar are a band from Greece that plays an epic mixture of power and heavy metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Blood Of Legends" which will be released by Cruz Del Sur Music.
The album starts out with thunder sounds along with acoustic guitars, melodic chanting and violins which also bring a medieval pagan feeling to the recording and on the following track the music goes into a more heavier direction along with a good amount of melody as well as adding in vocals.
After awhile back up vocals are added into the album and the music starts going for a more epic power metal sound and at times they also bring back acoustic guitars in certain sections of the recording as well as bringing in a great amount of solos and leads and on later tracks violins make a return to the recording and mixes in with the heavier parts.
All of the songs on this recording go back to the 80's heavy and power metal sounds along with most of them averaging over 7 minutes while there are alos some shorter tracks and you can also hear elements as speed metal in the faster riffing and all of the musical have a very powerful sound to them and at time s the vocals get a little bit more aggressive in certain sections of the recording which also helps bring the old school power metal sound into a more modern direction.
With this album Battleroar takes the 80's epic power metal sound and also takes it in a heavier and more modern direction along with a very powerful and professional sounding production and lyrics that cover Fantasy, Norse and Greek Mythology.
In my opinion Battleroar are a very great sounding epic power/heavy metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Blood Of Legends" "Curse of Medea" "Valkyries Among Us" and "Exile Eternal". 8/5 out of 10.