Crimson Shadows - Kings Among Men



8 | 52 votes |
Release date: 1 September 2014
Style: Extreme power metal

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01. March Of Victory
02. Rise To Power
03. Heroes Among Us
04. A Gathering Of Kings
05. Maidens Call
06. Braving The Storm
07. On The Eve Of Battle (Intro)
08. Freedom And Salvation
09. Dawn Of Vengeance
10. Moonlite Skies And Bloody Tides

Line-up
Jimi Maltais - vocals
Greg Rounding - guitar, vocals
Ryan Hofing - guitar
Cory Hofing - drums
Morgan Rider - bass, backing vocals

Additional musicians:
Paul "Paul Ablaze" Zinay - backing vocals
Matt McGachy - backing vocals
Veronica O Rodriguez - backing vocals

Additional info
Produced and engineered by Jonathan Lefrançois-Leduc and Jean-François Gagnon.
Gang vocals: Lucas Biron, Samael Pelletier, Justin Howlett, Matt McGachy, Maude, Dom, Misha.
Orchestrations written by Jonathan Lefrançois-Leduc.

Staff review by
Doc Godin
Rating:
8.8
Let's face it people, epic metal is fucking dumb when you think about it. Grown men so obsessed with their Dungeons & Dragons adventures they give them life via recording entire albums. Cocaine, expensive tranny hookers and D&D have proven an awful mix, as we usually end up with two outcomes: Either the musician takes their bloated creation waaay too seriously, or they mock it so much they come across as resentful of own musical creations, and their fans in the process. It's always nice to hear some balance between self-aware fun and serious effort. Crimson Shadows epitomize that.

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published 22.08.2014 | Comments (11)

An unpretentious mix of DragonForce, Amon Amarth and mid-career Ensiferum.

Extreme power metal done right.

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22.08.2014 - 17:55
TheBloodyNine
Interesting take...we all like what we like, I guess. I also reviewed this album and gave it a 6.5/10 rating. I found it sterile, recycled and cloying, full of songs that, while executed pretty masterfully (technically speaking) were just not very good songs in the end.
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29.08.2014 - 19:57
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Masterchief
Good album, might be high in the ranks , heavy, trashy little but melodic and little pm elements as well, but more good PM --- good album
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30.08.2014 - 04:43
Rating: 8
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
Sounds rather like Amon Amarth, only good. (I've only heard the last Amon Amarth album, though)
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