This is the new release of Pure Underground Records, which is one of the branches of Pure Steel Records.The album is a compilation of this German metal band. Scarlatyna was formed in 1987 in Germany. They released three demos in 1989, 1991 and 1992 respectively. This compilation has their 1991 and 1992 demos. The style of the band is power/progressive metal and the seven tracks of the album really manage to keep the listener’s interest! The guitar work is really worth while, the vocals of Chris Marino (also in Saints & Preachers, Glow, Crystal Glow, Amyris) are really beautiful!! He uses both high-pitched vocals and raw ones and he manages to do it well!! The band presents really good stuff here and I liked all the seven tracks!! The cover of the compilation is also really cool!! My favourite tracks from this compilation are “The Truth”, “Till the End”, “Temple of Despite” and “The Tower”. The band has been reformed and they will release a new album in a few months! Some of their songs can be found on Scarlatyna’s official Facebook page! In conclusion this is a band that delivers classy power/progressive metal. The fans of this genre should invest!!
8,5/10 Ioannis “Knight of Light” Kaskamanidis