Noble Beast - Noble Beast



8.2 | 41 votes |
Release date: 25 March 2014
Style: Power metal

Owners:

30 have it
2 want it


01. Iron Clad Angels
02. Behold The Face Of Your Enemy
03. Master Of Depravity
04. The Dragon Reborn
05. We Burn
06. The Noble Beast
07. Peeling Back The Veil
08. Disintegrating Force
09. On Wings Of Steel
10. Nothing To Repent

Line-up
Matt Hodsdon - guitars
Rob Jalonen - guitars
David "The Wrathchild" Thames - drums
Drew Sutphen - bass

Guest musicians
Aaron Lott - vocals
Kevin Alter - guitars
John Yelland - backing vocals

Additional info
Mastering: Brett Caldas-Lima.
Mixing: Carlos Alvarez.

Staff review by
R'Vannith
Rating:
7.8
Debut efforts rarely come as solidly written as Noble Beast. Within power metal especially, finding the best way to put your band out there with a studio effort is a challenging task. Noble Beast's self-titled is blazing and impressively complete.

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published 18.05.2014 | Comments (5)


Comments

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18.05.2014 - 16:23
mz
Love the cover, but I'd not be checking this
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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20.05.2014 - 23:15
Erik M.
Written by mz on 18.05.2014 at 16:23

Love the cover, but I'd not be checking this


What's so great about the cover? Nothing great about it in my opinion. And I most definitely won't be checking this out either.
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20.05.2014 - 23:20
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
People like this?

To each their own I guess.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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20.05.2014 - 23:25
mz
Written by Erik M. on 20.05.2014 at 23:15


What's so great about the cover? Nothing great about it in my opinion. And I most definitely won't be checking this out either.

It's funny and stupid isn't it?
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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20.05.2014 - 23:27
mz
Written by Troy Killjoy on 20.05.2014 at 23:20

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To each their own I guess.

Much better than those flashy, colorful dragon induced power metal covers. Well this has these elements too but it works out pretty well.
Compare it to the one for wintersun:P
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20.05.2014 - 23:41
Erik M.
Written by Troy Killjoy on 20.05.2014 at 23:20

To each their own I guess.


Totally agreed. Honestly it looks pretty lame and uninspired to me.
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20.05.2014 - 23:42
Erik M.
Written by mz on 20.05.2014 at 23:25

It's funny and stupid isn't it?


To me the cover does look like that indeed.
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08.06.2014 - 08:16
Rating: 10
mikeprado30
Everyone bashing the album just because the cover, DOES NOT KNOW WHAT A GEM OF ALBUM ARE MISSING!!!

I had YEARS to not hear an PM album so POWERFUL and DIRECT!!! And also vocals so GREAT!!! (Yes, sometimes Rob will sound as a Hansi clone, specially in the high-pitched tones, but his low vocals are VERY distinctive).

I recommend this album to everyone who likes the Power Metal without arrangements, orchestrations, keyboards and all that stuff. We have here just PLAIN AND CLEAR POWER METAL IN THE WAY IT MUST TO BE!
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BARDS WE ARE, BARDS WE WILL BE!
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05.02.2015 - 20:04
Rating: 8
musclassia
The PM category in the MS awards this year is dominated by a lot of established names, and having checked out the linked YT songs for each of them, quite a few give off a very much 'treading water' sound (although Triosphere's album this year was great). Even though this is nothing new, it's nice to hear a new band come along and show some level of inspiration and commitment - this is a rather nice if generic album, and even if I'm not so much into the genre any more, I really liked some of the songs, Peeling Back The Veil in particular.
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