Edgedown are a band from Germany that plays a mixture of power and heavy metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Statues" which was released by Massacre Records.
Epic synths and spoken word parts start off the album and after the intro the music starts going for a more melodic power metal direction along with some clean singing vocals which bring in an 80's German sound and after a couple of minutes guitar solos and leads start becoming a huge part of the music as well as adding in a good amount of hard rock elements.
As the album progresses the music starts getting more aggressive at times along with some blast beats while also remaining true to heavy and power metal while also having a more updated take on the genre and at time s back up gang shouts are added into the music and on some of the later tracks synths make a return to the music and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Halfway through the album the music changes its pace around a bit adding in acoustic guitars on one of the tracks as well as making it a power ballad before returning back to a heavier direction on the following tracks and adding in faster parts that bring an almost early speed metal sound to the recording while also having a bit of the more hard rock orientated metal sound and on the last track the band return back to a power ballad sound.
Edgedown bring the old school sounds of power and heavy metal into their music and give them a more heavier and modern sound as well as having a great amount of melody, the production is very professional sounding along with a few long and epic in length songs and the lyrics cover dark and everyday themes.
In my opinion Edgedown are a very great sounding modern heavy/power metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Statues Fall" "Shot In the Dark" "Live Together Or Die Alone" and "Flames". 8 out of 10.