DRAKKAR - Razorblade God

Drakkar - Razorblade God

10 songs
49:09 minutes
***** **

I just wanted to sit down and write a review for this CD when I suddenly got disturbed by a friend who wanted to be fed with beer. Well, first things first, but now, a couple of beers later, I have my second shot at this third CD of Italian metal band Drakkar.

Drakkar is a kind of hybrid heavy metal band, but I think it would be a mistake to say that they don't know what genre to play. In fact they switch between thrashy parts and typically epic melodic metal to try and find a niche of their own. High ambitions, and they don't work at all times, but at least there is the will to try something else. Especially the opener Razorblade God displays a high level of compositional skill.

Most of the album can keep the level pretty high, but no matter if you like Tolkien or not, Galadriel's Song is a rather unnecessary clichéd heavy metal ballad. As you might have guessed, this is not exactly the style of music I am listening to in my 'private' time, but still a decent album for people who are into this type of music. At the end of the album, there's even a coverversion (Kingdom Of Madness) of a Magnum song. 7 points!

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