Keldian - Outbound

8.1 | 92 votes |
Release date: 31 October 2013
Style: Symphonic power metal, Adult Oriented rock


53 have it
8 want it

01. Burn The Sky
02. Earthblood
03. Never Existed
04. Morning Light Mountain
05. Kepler And 100 000 Stars
06. The Silfen Paths
07. Run For Your Life
08. A Place Above The Air
09. F.T.L.
10. Scoundrel Days [a-ha cover] [contributor's edition bonus]

Chister Andresen - vocals, guitar, bass
Arild Aardalen - synthesizers, vocals

Additional musicians:
Jørn Holen - drums
Tommie Myhrvold - vocals
Helene Hande Midje - vocals
Kjell Vidar Merkesdal - vocals

Describing themselves as "sci-fi metal", this Norwegian duo release their third album Outbound with the help of funding from fans! Cheesy, spacey power metal; great stuff!

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09.11.2013 - 20:02
Rating: 8
Some really great tracks on this album, 3, 5, 7 and 8 in particular stood out. Silfen Paths was a good experiment and FTL (lol) was so peaceful.
Evil? I am not Malevolent, I simply am!
Apocalypse, X-Men
15.11.2013 - 17:56
Baz Anderson
Can't wait to get my hands on this. The one five years ago was a great album...
18.11.2013 - 20:00
Is this album about Pandora's Star?
And the tears that we will weep today
Will all be washed away
By the tears that we will weep again tomorrow
21.11.2013 - 17:06
Nemo Atkins
I just listened to "F.T.L.". I had high expectations based on the staff pick and, well, I wasn't disappointed by any means. If anything, I was still unprepared for what I heard, it's that good!
22.11.2013 - 10:10
Rating: 9
I totally approve of this being picked . And I rarely like Power Metal.
"We are blind to the world within us, waiting to be born"
22.11.2013 - 12:48
Rating: 9
Another great album from this band. Really love the atmosphere in their songs.
The Land Is Silent... Before The Storm!
23.11.2013 - 22:32
Rating: 8
Nice, very nice.

New themes, no overusage of the power metal characteristics but yet enought so that they can be discribed as a power metal band. It's really funny that they sounded so energetic and fast for the futuristic theme that almost all the time is treated like a slow peaced and trippy thing.

For me the best power metal album of 2013 by a considerable margin.
24.11.2013 - 07:25
Rating: 9
The comments here compel me to check this out very soon. How fortunate I am to have MS Community to count on - thanks good folks!!

Just finished an audition of the release courtesy of a mate, good chorus from "Burn The Sky":
"Heavens fall when we burn the sky - We are heading out, you're the sacrifice
End the space race and burn the sky - And you will never make it out of here alive"
24.11.2013 - 10:16
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
I've been redirected to this page few times automatically in furiously that I think I have to check it out now.
11.12.2013 - 14:10
Style: Symphonic power metal, Adult Oriented rock.

Did I miss something?
11.12.2013 - 14:13
It's about time we had a power metal album at the top of the ratings. (even if it'll last no longer than a day)
If you're 666 then I'm 777
28.12.2013 - 17:18
Rating: 10
Yes! Some more great power metal from my country! Norway is really turning into a great place for prog and power metal. Finally I can go to a random show and not expect only black or death metal bands.
I sold my soul to any fool who'd buy it!
What's it gonna take to make you riot!?
28.12.2013 - 19:18
Rating: 8
Of Rivia
1- This can't be considered a symphonic power metal album, i can barely find the symphonic influences.
2- Although i'm not a big fan of power metal but i really liked this album.
3- The solos are great.
28.12.2013 - 19:42
Rating: 8
Of Rivia
Written by DeathSlyzer on 28.12.2013 at 17:18

Yes! Some more great power metal from my country! Norway is really turning into a great place for prog and power metal. Finally I can go to a random show and not expect only black or death metal bands.

Agreed, a lot of nifty progressive, power and avant-gard albums from Norway this year!

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