Wardum – Spadework (Steel Gallery)

29 Apr

This is the first album of this greek  metal band. Wardrum comes from Thessaloniki, the second largest city  of Greece. This is the city where Behind the Veil and Steel Gallery Records are based. The majority of the band members are from Horizon’s End a really great progressive metal band. The leader of the band is Stergios Kourou the drummer of Horizon’s End, the guitarist is Kosta Vreto from Horizon’s End, who has also a really great solo work and the bassist is Kostas Scandalis also from Horizon’s End. Scandalis took over the production and the master of the sound and I can really say that he has done a wonderful job!!  The singer of the band is Pierro Leropale, a singer that I had the chance to see him live a couple of months ago along with the guitarist Uli Jon Roth (ex-Scorpions). I can say that this guy is great live and studio!! The cover  artwork was made by Michal Karcz member of the Rainer Kalwitz crew (cover artworks for Shadow Gallery, Century Media, Massacre, etc). The band plays lyrical power metal but has also really good technique! For example the guitar work in this album is excellent!! The anthems that I enjoyed a bit more are “The Meaning of Forever”,  “Crest of The Wave”. “Yesterday” and “Soultrip”. In conclusion this is one of the best works that came from Greece (and from all over the world!!) the last years and I really think that you should buy it. If you think that I am saying all these kind  words because the band is from city then I suggest that you try to listen to some samples first and then I think that you will remember my words!


                                             9/10 Ioannis “Knight of Light” Kaskamanidis


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Posted by on April 29, 2011 in 2011, Reviews


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