18 October 2014

Highlord - Heir Of Power (1999)

Artist : Highlord
Country : Italy
Release : Heir Of Power
Year : 1999
Genre : Heavy Metal
File Type : mp3 320


Another band to emerge and benefit from the rise of the Italian school, Power Metallers Highlord arguably reached their stride with their mighty Breath of Eternity opus a few years back, but unfortunately from the outset things didn't look so promising, I can assure you. Their 1999 debut Heir of Power, despite the eye catching artwork (which they delicatly pilfered from Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time) was not quite the Herculean feat of musical majesty that we all expected, given the hype this band generated at the back end of the 90s. Their sophomore effort When the Aurora Falls... was in a different league to this drivel, which sits firmly atop the Rhapsody, Labyrinth and Skylark tree of how to sound completely unoriginal and still make a mockery of the material at hand. It's a shame really, because despite the boxy production — which sounds like it was recorded inside a wheelie bin — and pitiful performances — particularly of vocalist Vasce - there is some decent fantasy-based Power Metal to be found here, including the complex "Land of Eternal Ice", speedy opener "Through the Wind" and the album's infectious high point, "The Eclipse".

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