Manilla Road are a band from Kansas that h as a very long history with a musical style that I would describe as being epic power metal with thrash and doom metal influences and this is a review of their 2013 album "Mysterium" which was released by Shadow Kingdom Records.
Drums range from slow to mid paced drumming with no fast playing or blast beats being present on this recording, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording, as for t he synths they are only used briefly on one song and they bring a very dark sound to the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow to mid paced riffs that combine traditional and power metal with doom and thrash metal with a great amount of melody being thrown into the riffing as well as some soft and clean playing, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding heavy metal guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars which are only used briefly they use full chords to enhance the epic qualities of the music.
Vocals are all clean singing heavy/power metal vocals, while the lyrics cover epic and fantasy themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording with t he last song being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is a very great sounding recording from Manilla Road and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "