Drakkar are a band from Italy that plays an epic form of power metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Run With The Wolf" which will be released in March by My Kingdom Music.
A very epic and atmospheric synth sound starts off the album giving the music a feeling of a fantasy movie soundtrack and after the intro the music starts going for more of a melodic power metal direction while also keeping the symphonic elements and adding in clean singing vocals which also uses back up vocals at times.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and the music also brings in a great amount of both 70's and 80's metal influences along with a touch of progressive rock and some of the tracks also bring in a small amount of acoustic guitars while a later track also brings in a touch of Celtic folk music which they also mix in with the metal sound.
As the album progresses later tracks also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and they close the first side of the album with a very long and epic in track while the second cd are bonus tracks from their first 3 albums re-recorded which also shows more of a heavier musical direction.
Drakkar plays a style of power metal that is very epic and rooted in the 80's German sound but done with more of an up to date sound, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Fantasy, Vikings, and Battles.
In my opinion Drakkar are a very great sounding epic/power metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Banners Of War" "Ride The Storm" "Gods of Thunder" and "Call Of The Dragonblood". 8 out of 10.