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Heavy Metal Wakes the Beast

Living in Western Europe you don't come across metal from Estonia. And actually that's not a good thing, because there are loads of bands from that area that definitely can compete with bands from over here. Herald is such a band. They're 5 guys from Tallinn creating traditional heavy metal you can compare to classic NWOBHM and 80`s US-metal. On this demo/ MCD you`ll find 6 songs that contain all the ingredients a proper heavy metal recording should have. Vocalist Mart Kalvet, who also sings in the doom/ death-act Whispering Forest, shows he's a versatile singer. He knows how to grunt, which he shows in Whispering Forest, and sing as well. He has a voice that goes hand in hand with the music, clean with a raw edge and the occasional high-pitched scream as well. Just the way we used to listen to in the 80`s. The production is acceptable, making this a highly enjoyable release by this new band. Just check out their website for some samples or just order this damn disc, if only for the title-track, which is a true heavy metal hymn. Thumbs up!

Author: Pim Blankenstein
Zine: Quintessence

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