superb masterpiece of Sauerland

superb masterpiece of Sauerland

Rave Head (LTD. Digipak + DVD) (Audio CD)

Customer Review

Suddenly, founded in Arnsberg 1996 Orden Ogan are back! Without months of announcements, the four countries have worked well Sauer on the songs behind closed doors and bring in the young 2015 their fifth studio album "Rave Head" out. With the previous works "Vale", "Easton Hope" and "To The End", the band has raised the bar for himself and other musicians in this genre placed quite high! "Rave Head" has been created in the same occupation as the superb predecessor and of course again today unfortunately rare Andreas Marschall (Blind Guardian, Obituary) artwork, which is very gloomy and eccentric by the color and the design but different. The band mascot Aleister Veil has remained but did not disappear, but get on the back cover.
Production of songwriter, singer and guitarist Sebastian Levermann sounds very bold, but not too artificial - especially in the drum tracks. After the medieval stocked with fat Vangelis male choirs Intro "Orden Ogan" (so one has sometimes a band Song and duration intro!) Govern the actual opener and title track of the album "Rave Head" fast, very melodic guitars me to Bandfaves Running Wild ( remember "Death Or Glory" times) and break over me. The chorus is definitely hanging in the head and the song is a superb piece of live thanks to great choruses, good chorus and powerful riffs not forget in a hurry. What is striking is the move away from too much bombast keyboard, which still exist, but are very cleverly woven into the individual songs. This also applies to the powerful and very different choirs which are not producible and live in the future hopefully not come off the production line. "Rave Head" has become more a guitar album in the end. Surprises and new, there are enough like "Evil Lies In Every Man" with a seemingly sung by an old woman, creepy intro. The song itself is a blast with a great chorus and a very catchy title. The medieval towns and very worn verses slowly developing and enhancing number "A Reason To Give" is so not seen before in the highlight of his quality loose the level of old Blind Guardian has numbers that no longer write the Krefeld so! In "Here At The End Of The World" and with other pieces of the quartet are good gas and grabs the Metalaxt from. With guest vocalist Chris Boltendahl (Gravedigger) succeeds here the band a showpiece as this beautiful cliché lines like must "The Reaper Is Never Far" warble. Contrast, Hammerfall vocalist Joacim with a short passage in "Sorrow Is Your Tale" despite existing class anstinken.
"In Grief And Chains" then a short instrumental is the end of the disc halbballadesk-bombastic "To Soon" leads us. This always dramatic expectant song is a perfect ending for this but very fresh sounding and varied record in the singer Sebastian also showed the best vocal performance of his life.
This great album will be released in various versions, including with Raven sculpture, as well as a digipack with two more titles and a live DVD. So you have to get 'em!

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