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Pyramaze - Melancholy Beast

8.5 | 123 votes |
Release date: 2004
Style: Progressive power metal


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01. Sleepy Hollow
02. Forsaken Kingdom
03. Melancholy Beast
04. The Journey
05. Until We Fade Away
06. Legend
07. Mighty Abyss
08. Nature Of Triumph
09. Power Of Imagination
10. The Wizard [Track bonus]

Additional info
Recorded at Hansen Studios, Denmark
Vocals recorded at Nightmare Studios, USA
Mixed And Mastered at Hansen Studios
Produced & mixed by Jacob Hansen & Pyramaze
Mastered by Jacob Hansen (
Artwork by Rob Alexander (
Layout by Claus Jensen (

Distributed by Replica Records (Europe, Russia and Canada), Toshiba-EMI Limited (Japan), Melodic Heaven (Asia), MegaHard Records (South America) and Nightmare Records (USA)

Words and music written by Michael Kammeyer (*)
Vocal melodies by Lance King & Michael Kammeyer
(*) "The Nature Of Triumph" written by Jonah Weingarten

Michael Kammeyer - guitars
Lance King - vocals
Jonah Weingarten - keyboards
Morten Gade Sørensen - drums
Niels Kvist - bass

Staff review by
Pyramaze is a new young combo of Power/Prog metal from Denmark. A new combo?, no THE new combo of Power Metal. There is a ton of new bands that do such music each days but believe me that this time it's not a poor copy of the masters of the genre, no, we have certainly with Pyramaze one of the best newcomer of the year. Good melodies, great riffs and especially a great vocalist with Lance King , if you like true and great Power metal, please guys, take some minutes to read this review because you could regret to miss the first album of this excellent new band.

published 30.01.2006 | Comments (2)

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14.09.2015 - 20:48

Sounds a ton like Anubis Gate
16.03.2017 - 01:26
Rating: 8
Nick Carter

It was a great surprise to discover this band. Gives me a Queensryche feeling.
20.08.2019 - 15:12
Rating: 10
Mountain King
K i K o
Never gets boring. Whenever I play it, I have to play it all. The first 2 Pyramaze albums are just so great.
21.08.2019 - 10:54
Troy Killjoy
I remember way back when, I reviewed Immortal as per a user request, and in doing my research I listened to their previous releases in order to get a sense of what to expect and what type of changes had occurred across their time as a band.

Their style was never something that appealed to me, but I do remember their first two albums seeming much more focused and energetic. By the time Immortal was released, it was like they lost a step in the creative process, playing it too safe and by the numbers -- even for a genre that by all accounts at that point had counted to infinity.

That said, those are still albums I have no problem suggesting to people looking for solid 2000s era power metal. Lance King's vocals alone are worth the listen.
"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something."
07.07.2020 - 19:40
Rating: 10

I am not much for progressive, but this album is something special, eeven after 16 years listening to it oftenly it still sounds fanastic!

also the album art is inredible, beautiful art and very symbolic
23.08.2020 - 10:15
Rating: 9
The soundtrack of my teen years and it still works as a charm, not a weak moment to find here.
And what do you call assassins who accuse assassins anyway, my friend?

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