Release date: 1 August 2014
Style: Folk power metal

Rating:

8.1 | 78 votes

Owners:

73 have it
43 want it


01. Walk The Plank
02. Drink
03. Magnetic North
04. 1741 (The Battle Of Cartagena)
05. Mead From Hell
06. Surf Squid Warfare
07. Quest For Ships
08. Wooden Leg!
09. Hangover [Taio Cruz cover]
10. Sunset On The Golden Age

Review

Staff review by
ScreamingSteelUS

Rating:
9.0
As the metal world's premiere posse of scurvy Scottish scoundrels, Alestorm's job is to showcase their pirate shtick without completely overshadowing the music. While Back Through Time hosted a couple of new classics and even brought some new tricks to the table, "Scraping The Barrel" rang a little too true for most of the album. I feared that Alestorm had lost their touch, but Sunset On The Golden Age has revealed that to be merely the calm before the storm.

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published 03.07.2014 | Comments (5)

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Sword_Chant - 09.06.2014 at 02:51  
Rating: 9 YARRRRRR!!!!!
blackmat - 09.06.2014 at 23:26  
Rating: 9 YAAAARRRRRR!!!!!!
JÄY - 10.06.2014 at 09:19  
  YAAAARRRRHHHEEEEEEHHHAAAAAARRRRRR!!!!!!
manegarm93 - 14.06.2014 at 09:05  
 
Stunning Cactus - 04.07.2014 at 06:04  
  YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!

For those interested, here's an album track-by-track preview:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3mPLnjDjv0

Rulatore - 01.08.2014 at 02:26  
Rating: 5 I was hoping something really good after their last album, but this is boring.
Karlabos - 01.08.2014 at 02:32  
  Talk about smiley spam o.O
Ilham - 01.08.2014 at 02:35  
  This is exactly the kind of behaviour that goes with this kind of band that I hate.
rasto - 01.08.2014 at 09:36  
Rating: 9 TOP,TOP. Very nice.
Sword_Chant - 01.08.2014 at 14:14  
Rating: 9 This album is a grower. It's a really fun power metal album but imo slightly less inspired than Back Through Time was. After a few spins i'd go as far as saying 3 or 4 of the songs are some of the best stuff they've ever written, most notably 'Quest For Ships' and the title track. Not a 10 for me because of the song Drink, which is the album's weak track. They more than make up for it in the overall album direction though and the mixture of styles... musically this is more varied from the majority of their discography.
BloodJuNkie - 02.08.2014 at 12:56  
Rating: 9 After the 1st listen it deserves 8.5 - 9
musicalkaratekid - 07.08.2014 at 14:39  
Rating: 7 Some of the songs here are great, like "Walk the Plank" and "Mead from Hell", but I think the band suffer slightly when they attempt to take their sound into ambitious/serious territory, like in "1741" and the title track. That said, I had a "barrel" of fun listening to this.
Pesek - 09.08.2014 at 12:20  
Rating: 9 I think that some songs follow the same chords, if you guys know what I mean.. 4 chords repeating, but at all, songs can get under your skin.. Very good album anyway..
PrepareForMetal - 12.08.2014 at 22:24  
  Their best album yet , no doubt - but it leaves unsatisfied a bit
It could be longer i think
Truemetaljope - 13.08.2014 at 14:53  
Rating: 6 The album doesn't quite deliver, but at least 1741 is great.
Wes - 14.08.2014 at 09:21  
Rating: 5 Sorry... simply cannot stand any of the tracks. Will spin more to be fair.
Vermoorden - 15.08.2014 at 07:30  
Rating: 10 The pirates are back. Best album yet!
Laneth - 19.08.2014 at 03:31  
Rating: 9 I fucking love Alestorm. Their live shows are top-notch fun, if a little immature.
The Rabbit - 04.09.2014 at 10:08  
  This album was caught me off guard with a few things done differently from their last album.

I didn't expect little flecks of 8-bit sounds. Nor did I expect spontaneous death metal vocals. I CERTAINLY expect rapping in the "hangover" track.

Holy shit, I think I love this album... Very spontaneous and fun.

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