BRAINSTORM
Power Metal • Germany

MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music online community, from the creators of progarchives.com
BRAINSTORM picture
Brainstorm is a power/thrash metal band from Germany, formed in 1989. The band features American born lead singer Andy B. Franck, who is also famous for his other band, Symphorce. They are known to play a somewhat darker style of music than most power metal groups.

Formed in 1989 by Torsten Ihlenfeld and Milan Loncaric on guitars and Dieter Bernert on drums, Brainstorm released their first demo "Hand Of Doom" after one year of existence. Following shows with Stormwitch, Exciter and Rage, the tracks "Kings, Queens and Sins" and "Law" appeared on a compilation LP. After completing their line-up with bassist Andreas Mailänder, the band released the second demo "Heart Of Hate" in 1992, which quickly gained cult status in the local metal scene. Initially unable to find a suitable singer, the band solved the problem when Marcus Jürgens joined the band, being named "Newcomers of the Month" by the
read more...
Thanks to UMUR for the updates

BRAINSTORM MP3, Free Download/Stream

No BRAINSTORM MP3s available for streaming.

BRAINSTORM Online Videos

See all BRAINSTORM videos

Buy BRAINSTORM music

Right Now on Ebay (logo)
BRAINSTORM - Only The Dead See The End Of War 12 BRAINSTORM - Only The Dead See The End Of War 12" kbd gism ubr distress dri NEW USD $18.49 (0 bids)
USD $24.49 Buy It Now
1h 5m
BRAINSTORM- BRAINSTORM-"SCARY CREATURES" KILLER GATEFOLD-GOLD KOLORED VINYL-SEALED-BEST DEAL USD $24.99 Buy It Now 1h 11m
BRAINSTORM- BRAINSTORM-"FIRESOUL" KILLER GATEFOLD-BLACK COLORED VINYL-SEALED-BEST DEAL EBAY USD $25.99 Buy It Now 1h 20m
BRAINSTORM - SMILE A WHILE 72 GERMAN PROG JAZZ ROCK CD+3 LIVE 71 SWF RADIO TRKS BRAINSTORM - SMILE A WHILE 72 GERMAN PROG JAZZ ROCK CD+3 LIVE 71 SWF RADIO TRKS USD $17.95 Buy It Now 1h 24m
Tropical Brainstorm by Kirsty MacColl (CD, Apr-2001, Instinct) Tropical Brainstorm by Kirsty MacColl (CD, Apr-2001, Instinct) USD $6.99 Buy It Now 2h 23m
HAWKWIND:DOREMI FARSOL LATIDO (1972 Album)~2015 Parlophone CD Inc.Brainstorm-NEW HAWKWIND:DOREMI FARSOL LATIDO (1972 Album)~2015 Parlophone CD Inc.Brainstorm-NEW USD $4.37 (0 bids)
2h 36m
Kirsty MacColl:Tropical Brainstorm 2000 V2 CD Inc.Mambo De La Luna Kirsty MacColl:Tropical Brainstorm 2000 V2 CD Inc.Mambo De La Luna USD $1.45 (0 bids)
2h 48m
THE OSMONDS BRAINSTORM ULTRA RARE NEW ZEALAND LP! THE OSMONDS BRAINSTORM ULTRA RARE NEW ZEALAND LP! USD $13.66 Buy It Now 3h
Scary Creatures - Brainstorm 884860145411 (Vinyl Used Very Good) Scary Creatures - Brainstorm 884860145411 (Vinyl Used Very Good) USD $24.49 Buy It Now 4h
RESTLESS we rock the nation CD Rare hard to get  Brainstorm Series Edit  Victory RESTLESS we rock the nation CD Rare hard to get Brainstorm Series Edit Victory USD $45.00 (0 bids)
USD $65.00 Buy It Now
14h
KIRSTY MACCOLL - Tropical Brainstorm (V2 CD 2000)  KIRSTY MACCOLL - Tropical Brainstorm (V2 CD 2000) USD $2.92 (0 bids)
15h
Brainstorm - Firesoul (NEW CD) Brainstorm - Firesoul (NEW CD) USD $22.28 Buy It Now 17h
CD-Brainstorm Smile a while ~70's Kraut rock psych CD-Brainstorm Smile a while ~70's Kraut rock psych USD $13.00 Buy It Now 18h
Arctic Monkeys: Brainstorm E.P. (Deleted 4 track Digipack CD Single) Arctic Monkeys: Brainstorm E.P. (Deleted 4 track Digipack CD Single) USD $3.64 Buy It Now 19h
W6-45 Vinyl Record Album 45 Tabu 1978 Brainstorm Were On the Way Ho W6-45 Vinyl Record Album 45 Tabu 1978 Brainstorm Were On the Way Ho USD $20.21 Buy It Now 19h
BRAINSTORM Lovin' Is Really My Game TABU 12 BRAINSTORM Lovin' Is Really My Game TABU 12" VG++ wlp HEAR USD $8.00 (0 bids)
19h
BRAINSTORM We're On Our Way Home TABU 12 BRAINSTORM We're On Our Way Home TABU 12" wlp HEAR USD $51.00 (13 bids)
19h
Funk Soul Disco 45 BRAINSTORM Funk Soul Disco 45 BRAINSTORM "Wake Up And Be Somebody & We Know A Place" NM USD $14.99 Buy It Now 20h
^CD Kirsty MacColl Tropical Brainstorm 13 Tracks ^CD Kirsty MacColl Tropical Brainstorm 13 Tracks USD $5.70 Buy It Now 22h
Scary Creatures [VINYL] Brainstorm Vinyl Scary Creatures [VINYL] Brainstorm Vinyl USD $38.95 Buy It Now 22h
12 12" - Brainstorm - Hot For You (Tabu 2Z8-5515) USD $3.99 Buy It Now 23h
LOCK-OUT LOCK-OUT "Thélème" ORG cd Brainstorm 92 USD $34.99 Buy It Now 23h
BRAINSTORM-Scary Creatures-2016 CD BRAINSTORM-Scary Creatures-2016 CD USD $6.08 (3 bids)
23h
Brainstorm - The Special Techno EP - 12 inch Vinyl Brainstorm - The Special Techno EP - 12 inch Vinyl USD $0.01 (0 bids)
1 day
Brainstorm - On The Spur Of The Moment [CD New] Brainstorm - On The Spur Of The Moment [CD New] USD $14.23 Buy It Now 1 day
LFO – Brainstorm (The Remix)     1990   OLD SKOOL TECHNO / ACID HOUSE!! LFO – Brainstorm (The Remix) 1990 OLD SKOOL TECHNO / ACID HOUSE!! USD $5.83 Buy It Now 1 day
James Horner, London Symphony Orchestra - Brainstorm Movie Soundtrack LP Sealed! James Horner, London Symphony Orchestra - Brainstorm Movie Soundtrack LP Sealed! USD $8.95 (0 bids)
1 day
BRAINSTORM - Overkill LP very rare German Metal 4 track EP BRAINSTORM - Overkill LP very rare German Metal 4 track EP USD $14.99 Buy It Now 1 day
On the Spur of the Moment by Brainstorm (6~Metal '90s-'00s) (CD, Oct-2011,... On the Spur of the Moment by Brainstorm (6~Metal '90s-'00s) (CD, Oct-2011,... USD $18.74 Buy It Now 1 day
Arctic Monkeys - Brainstorm - CD (Promo RUG254CDP Domino E.U.) Arctic Monkeys - Brainstorm - CD (Promo RUG254CDP Domino E.U.) USD $10.78 Buy It Now 1 day
THE OSMONDS 2 CDS 4 ALBUMS.  CRAZY HORSES THE PLAN STEPPING OUT BRAINSTORM THE OSMONDS 2 CDS 4 ALBUMS. CRAZY HORSES THE PLAN STEPPING OUT BRAINSTORM USD $23.37 Buy It Now 1 day
XL WITH DBD Sodom And America (Cassette Tape, 1993) BRAINSTORM PROMO  JK XL WITH DBD Sodom And America (Cassette Tape, 1993) BRAINSTORM PROMO JK USD $9.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Lifesavers-Huntington Beach-1995 Brainstorm CD New Lifesavers-Huntington Beach-1995 Brainstorm CD New USD $8.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Brainstorm Scary Creatures fan box set w/ cd dvd statue coa  IN STOCK!! Brainstorm Scary Creatures fan box set w/ cd dvd statue coa IN STOCK!! USD $89.00 Buy It Now 1 day
HAWKWIND--Oscillations{LIVE-BRIXTON,CAMBRIDGE-72}Brainstorm,Sonic Attack++ [NEW] HAWKWIND--Oscillations{LIVE-BRIXTON,CAMBRIDGE-72}Brainstorm,Sonic Attack++ [NEW] USD $9.98 Buy It Now 1 day
The Osmonds Brainstorm Polydor PD-1-6077 VG cover  VG LP The Osmonds Brainstorm Polydor PD-1-6077 VG cover VG LP USD $0.99 Buy It Now 1 day
@ CD BRAINSTORM - SOUL TEMPTATION / METAL BLADE RECORDS 2003 /BONUS DVD DIGIPACK @ CD BRAINSTORM - SOUL TEMPTATION / METAL BLADE RECORDS 2003 /BONUS DVD DIGIPACK USD $9.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Kirsty MacColl Tropical Brainstorm 13 Trk CD Album Kirsty MacColl Tropical Brainstorm 13 Trk CD Album USD $7.29 Buy It Now 1 day
BRAINSTORM - HUNGRY (2 CDS) FREE SHIPPING!!! BRAINSTORM - HUNGRY (2 CDS) FREE SHIPPING!!! USD $14.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Brainstorm: Soul Temptation (CD, Jul-2003, Metal Blade) ~ 3984-14437-2 ~ Metal Brainstorm: Soul Temptation (CD, Jul-2003, Metal Blade) ~ 3984-14437-2 ~ Metal USD $10.19 Buy It Now 1 day
BRAINSTORM  early in the morning / movin    45 BRAINSTORM early in the morning / movin 45 USD $3.07 Buy It Now 1 day
CHICO FREEMAN & BRAINSTORM Mystical Dreamer Norman Hedman Delmar Brown LP CHICO FREEMAN & BRAINSTORM Mystical Dreamer Norman Hedman Delmar Brown LP USD $14.97 Buy It Now 1 day
BRAINSTORM**SCARY CREATURES**CD BRAINSTORM**SCARY CREATURES**CD USD $15.95 Buy It Now 2 days
Brainstorm - Downburst - 2008 Metal Blade Records - 3.16 Brainstorm - Downburst - 2008 Metal Blade Records - 3.16 USD $5.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Bizzy B Brainstorm E.P. 12 Bizzy B Brainstorm E.P. 12" Brain Records 1992 USD $36.53 Buy It Now 2 days
Sinctuary by Symphorce (2000,Noise) USED CD Brainstorm Germany Power Metal Sinctuary by Symphorce (2000,Noise) USED CD Brainstorm Germany Power Metal USD $7.00 Buy It Now 2 days
Unrestricted by Symphorce (2010, AFM) NEW CD Brainstorm Heavy Power Metal Unrestricted by Symphorce (2010, AFM) NEW CD Brainstorm Heavy Power Metal USD $13.00 Buy It Now 2 days
Stormin' Brainstorm Audio CD Stormin' Brainstorm Audio CD USD $16.08 Buy It Now 2 days
BRAINSTORM: YEARS AND SECONDS (CD) BRAINSTORM: YEARS AND SECONDS (CD) USD $5.60 Buy It Now 2 days
Brainstorm/Steppin' Out, The Osmonds Brainstorm/Steppin' Out, The Osmonds USD $16.01 Buy It Now 2 days
Young M/C.- Brainstorm- Cassette SEALED Young M/C.- Brainstorm- Cassette SEALED USD $9.99 Buy It Now 2 days
ARCTIC MONKEYS BRAINSTORM 7 ARCTIC MONKEYS BRAINSTORM 7" UK USD $14.99 Buy It Now 2 days
BRAINSTORM Liquid Monster CD+DVD [PAL format] Ltd Hard Cover Digibook: SYMPHORCE BRAINSTORM Liquid Monster CD+DVD [PAL format] Ltd Hard Cover Digibook: SYMPHORCE USD $17.41 Buy It Now 2 days
Brainstorm - Downburst NEW CD Brainstorm - Downburst NEW CD USD $12.28 Buy It Now 2 days
KIRSTY MacCOLL: TROPICAL BRAINSTORM 2000 CD Her last studio album. KIRSTY MacCOLL: TROPICAL BRAINSTORM 2000 CD Her last studio album. USD $7.29 Buy It Now 2 days
ARCTIC MONKEYS- ARCTIC MONKEYS-"BRAINSTORM"-PROMO ONLY CD SINGLE 2007-BRAND NEW CD USD $14.60 Buy It Now 2 days
Brainstorm - Firesoul NEW CD Brainstorm - Firesoul NEW CD USD $19.29 Buy It Now 2 days
The Emotions - I Can't Stand No More Heartaches - Brainstorm -Northern Dancer The Emotions - I Can't Stand No More Heartaches - Brainstorm -Northern Dancer USD $36.54 Buy It Now 2 days
BRAINSTORM Rock The House Move The Colours Help Me To Believe 12 BRAINSTORM Rock The House Move The Colours Help Me To Believe 12" MOBY 12YOBR24 USD $10.95 Buy It Now 2 days
BRAINSTORM - FIRESOUL - CD NEW BRAINSTORM - FIRESOUL - CD NEW USD $7.99 Buy It Now 2 days
EX/EX !! Chico Freeman & Brainstorm/Sweet Explosion/1990 In & Out LP/Audiophile EX/EX !! Chico Freeman & Brainstorm/Sweet Explosion/1990 In & Out LP/Audiophile USD $32.16 Buy It Now 2 days
V/A - Eurovision Song Contest - Stockholm 2000 (MC) BMG Russia Alsou Brainstorm V/A - Eurovision Song Contest - Stockholm 2000 (MC) BMG Russia Alsou Brainstorm USD $26.50 Buy It Now 2 days
Brainstorm - Adaybeforetomorrow (Cassette) Russia SEALED Brainstorm - Adaybeforetomorrow (Cassette) Russia SEALED USD $16.50 Buy It Now 2 days
3 CHICO FREEMAN CD s Still Sensitive BRAINSTORM JAZZ FUNK Audiophile r 3 CHICO FREEMAN CD s Still Sensitive BRAINSTORM JAZZ FUNK Audiophile r USD $40.00 Buy It Now 2 days
Brainstorm - Firesoul (ltd. + Bonus Live Cd) NEW CD Digi Brainstorm - Firesoul (ltd. + Bonus Live Cd) NEW CD Digi USD $21.40 Buy It Now 2 days
"Brainstorm" 1983 James Horner Soundtrack Lp! USD $9.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Kirsty MacColl - Tropical Brainstorm (CD 2000) Kirsty MacColl - Tropical Brainstorm (CD 2000) USD $2.91 (0 bids)
2 days
Mob Rules - Radical Peace +1 (Sealed JAPAN Pressing) NEW Brainstorm Valley's Eve Mob Rules - Radical Peace +1 (Sealed JAPAN Pressing) NEW Brainstorm Valley's Eve USD $13.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Brainstorm Soul Temptation Brainstorm Soul Temptation USD $6.60 Buy It Now 3 days
THE BRAINSTORM SELECTION various CD electronica THE BRAINSTORM SELECTION various CD electronica USD $4.48 Buy It Now 3 days
KIRSTY MAcCOLL - TROPICAL BRAINSTORM CD KIRSTY MAcCOLL - TROPICAL BRAINSTORM CD USD $17.23 Buy It Now 3 days
BRAINSTORM BRAINSTORM "LOVIN IS REALLY MY GAME / PART 2" 45 MINT RARE USD $29.75 Buy It Now 3 days
Kirsty MacColl - Tropical Brainstorm - CD (VVR1009872 V2  2000 E.C.) Kirsty MacColl - Tropical Brainstorm - CD (VVR1009872 V2 2000 E.C.) USD $10.78 Buy It Now 3 days
BRAINSTORM-On The Spur Of The Moment (Fan CD NEW BRAINSTORM-On The Spur Of The Moment (Fan CD NEW USD $44.86 Buy It Now 3 days
BRAINSTORM-Firesoul (Black Vinyl) VINYL LP NEW BRAINSTORM-Firesoul (Black Vinyl) VINYL LP NEW USD $24.50 Buy It Now 3 days
BRAINSTORM-FIRESOUL CD NEW BRAINSTORM-FIRESOUL CD NEW USD $16.20 Buy It Now 3 days
Brainstorm-Memorial Roots CD NEW Brainstorm-Memorial Roots CD NEW USD $15.70 Buy It Now 3 days
Brainstorm-On The Spur Of The Moment CD NEW Brainstorm-On The Spur Of The Moment CD NEW USD $15.70 Buy It Now 3 days
Brainstorm - Memorial Roots [CD New] Brainstorm - Memorial Roots [CD New] USD $12.99 Buy It Now 3 days
RAMMELLZEE - BRAINSTORM  VINYL LP SINGLE NEW+ RAMMELLZEE - BRAINSTORM VINYL LP SINGLE NEW+ USD $19.79 Buy It Now 3 days
BRAINSTORM-stormin-TABU USA orig 1977-rare groove classic-EX+ BRAINSTORM-stormin-TABU USA orig 1977-rare groove classic-EX+ USD $20.46 Buy It Now 3 days
BRAINSTORM-jouney to the light-TABU CANADA ORIG 1978 quiet storm- EX+ BRAINSTORM-jouney to the light-TABU CANADA ORIG 1978 quiet storm- EX+ USD $20.46 Buy It Now 3 days
BRAINSTORM: A DAY BEFORE TOMORROW (CD) BRAINSTORM: A DAY BEFORE TOMORROW (CD) USD $8.00 Buy It Now 3 days
DISCO/ Brainstorm - Hot For You (WL Promo) DISCO/ Brainstorm - Hot For You (WL Promo) USD $6.99 Buy It Now 3 days
cassette tape - Daniel Amos cassette tape - Daniel Amos "Motor Cycle" Brainstorm 7100532841 USD $8.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Game Insane Brainstorm CD Game Insane Brainstorm CD USD $4.44 Buy It Now 3 days
Uncorrupted Steel 2 USA CD new Amon Amarth Cannibal Corpse Vader Brainstorm Uncorrupted Steel 2 USA CD new Amon Amarth Cannibal Corpse Vader Brainstorm USD $3.24 Buy It Now 3 days
Brainstorm - Journey To The Light (2002)  CD  NEW/SEALED  SPEEDYPOST Brainstorm - Journey To The Light (2002) CD NEW/SEALED SPEEDYPOST USD $6.97 Buy It Now 3 days
BRAINSTORM - SMILE A WHILE GERMAN CANTERBURY PROG KRAUTROCK LP ORIG. SPIEGELEI BRAINSTORM - SMILE A WHILE GERMAN CANTERBURY PROG KRAUTROCK LP ORIG. SPIEGELEI USD $100.00 Buy It Now 3 days
Brainstorm Funky Entertainment LP on Tabu VG++/EX Original Brainstorm Funky Entertainment LP on Tabu VG++/EX Original USD $13.00 Buy It Now 3 days
On The Spur Of The Moment Brainstorm Audio CD On The Spur Of The Moment Brainstorm Audio CD USD $25.70 Buy It Now 3 days
KIRSTY MacCOLL - Tropical Brainstorm  (CD) . FREE POSTAGE ...................... KIRSTY MacCOLL - Tropical Brainstorm (CD) . FREE POSTAGE ...................... USD $5.10 Buy It Now 3 days
DARKNESS DARKNESS "Defenders of justice" ORG cd Brainstorm 90,Angel Dust,Grinder USD $119.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Brainstorm Funky Entertainment 1978 Promo Record JACKET ONLY No Vinyl Brainstorm Funky Entertainment 1978 Promo Record JACKET ONLY No Vinyl USD $13.32 Buy It Now 3 days
Soundtrack Brainstorm LP 1983 Varese Sarabande Records EX w/shrink [James Horne] Soundtrack Brainstorm LP 1983 Varese Sarabande Records EX w/shrink [James Horne] USD $50.00 Buy It Now 3 days
BRAINSTORM -HOT FOR YOU MONO/STEREO NEAR MINT disco 12 BRAINSTORM -HOT FOR YOU MONO/STEREO NEAR MINT disco 12" USD $4.98 Buy It Now 3 days
Plex Brainstorm CD Plex Brainstorm CD USD $6.99 Buy It Now 4 days
Young MC, Brainstorm, Young MC, Brainstorm, USD $4.99 Buy It Now 4 days
BRAINSTORM/STEPPIN' OUT - USED - LIKE NEW CD BRAINSTORM/STEPPIN' OUT - USED - LIKE NEW CD USD $12.61 Buy It Now 4 days
Jax Brainstorm CD Jax Brainstorm CD USD $5.72 Buy It Now 4 days
Showing all 100 items | Price may be different, data is cached every 1h | Keyword-based search | Ordered by ending time | See results on eBay.com
Amazon (logo)
Scary Creatures [ Ltd. Edition Digipak ]Scary Creatures [ Ltd. Edition Digipak ]
Import · Limited Edition
AFM Records 2016
Audio CD$12.83
$12.82 (used)
StorminStormin
Import
Tabu Demon 2013
Audio CD$6.55
$6.88 (used)
Funky EntertainmentFunky Entertainment
Import
Tabu Demon 2013
Audio CD$7.52
$11.08 (used)
Firesoul (2CD digipak edition)Firesoul (2CD digipak edition)
Import
AFM Records 2014
Audio CD$12.39
$12.43 (used)
Journey to the LightJourney to the Light
Import
1-2-3-4-GO! 2013
Audio CD$6.61
$11.08 (used)
DownburstDownburst
Metal Blade 2008
Audio CD$2.31
$0.98 (used)
On The Spur Of The MomentOn The Spur Of The Moment
Import
AFM Records 2011
Audio CD$8.90
$11.47 (used)
HungryHungry
Import
Metal Blade 2007
Audio CD$7.55
$7.54 (used)
BrainstormBrainstorm
Soundtrack
Varese Sarabande 1990
Audio CD$189.99
$59.99 (used)
Showing 9 items | Cache expiring in 72h | Keyword-based search | Best seller rank | More results on Amazon.com

More places to buy metal & BRAINSTORM music

BRAINSTORM Discography

BRAINSTORM albums / top albums

.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hungry
Power Metal 1997
.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Unholy
Power Metal 1998
.. Album Cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Ambiguity
Power Metal 2000
.. Album Cover 3.05 | 2 ratings
Metus Mortis
Power Metal 2001
.. Album Cover 4.48 | 2 ratings
Soul Temptation
Power Metal 2003
.. Album Cover 3.52 | 2 ratings
Liquid Monster
Power Metal 2005
.. Album Cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Downburst
Power Metal 2008
.. Album Cover 3.52 | 2 ratings
Memorial Roots
Power Metal 2009
.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
On The Spur Of The Moment
Power Metal 2011
.. Album Cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Firesoul
Power Metal 2014
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Scary Creatures
Power Metal 2016

BRAINSTORM EPs & splits

.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
All Those Words
Power Metal 2005

BRAINSTORM live albums

.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live Suffering: The Official Bootleg
Power Metal 2004

BRAINSTORM demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hand of Doom
Power Metal 1990
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Heart of Hate
Power Metal 1993
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The 5th Season
Power Metal 1994
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Promotape '96
Power Metal 1996
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Soul Temptation 5-Track Snippet CD
Power Metal 2003
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Before the Dawn
Power Metal 2005

BRAINSTORM boxset & compilations

.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Just Highs No Lows (12 Years Of Persistence)
Power Metal 2009

BRAINSTORM singles (1)

.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Fire Walk with Me
Power Metal 2007

BRAINSTORM movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Honey from the B's (Beasting Around the Bush)
Power Metal 2007

BRAINSTORM Reviews

BRAINSTORM Scary Creatures

Album · 2016 · Power Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
DippoMagoo
Prior to their 2014 release Firesoul, Brainstorm was one of the few better known German power metal bands I had not been a big fan of. I had previously thought their brand of extra heavy power metal mixed with elements of traditional heavy metal had potential to be very good but found their songwriting to be a bit inconsistent. That changed a bit when I heard Firesoul and was instantly impressed by how they managed to add more melody and a bit more speed to their music, without taking away any of the heaviness and while sticking true to their usual sound, resulting in easily my favorite album of theirs up to that point, as well as one of my favorite albums of 2014. I have since become a fan of the band and enjoyed most of their releases, though that one and Soul Temptation stand out as my two clear favorites. Not quite two years later, the band is set to release their eleventh full length album, Scary Creatures, and I was instantly struck by the rather unique and colourful, kinda creepy cove art, and wondered how the album itself would sound.

Well, the resulting product shouldn’t be too surprising for longtime fans, as it contains their trademark heavy riffs and powerful vocals, and largely feels like a logical followup to Firesoul, but with a few nice twists here and there to make it stand out. Production wise and sound wise it feels very similar, which should be no shock as Achim Köhler was once again in charge of mixing and mastering. The album continues with the focus on more melody compared to some of their older albums, though I find overall it is slightly more aggressive than its immediate predecessor and I think part of that has to do with the overall darker tone of the album, which is especially noticeable on tracks like “How Much Can You Take”, “Take Me to the Never” and the title track. The last of those is especially noteworthy, as it contains orchestral elements throughout, adding to the overall atmosphere of the epic and rather slow paced track, and in the middle section the orchestra is fully unleashed and sounds pretty impressive. It certainly stands out as my favorite song on the album, though aren’t any real duds here.

Other surprises pop up throughout, some of which can seem disruptive and weird at first, but ultimately end up working out. For example, the slow paced, brooding heavy metal track “How Much More Can You Take” initially surprised me with its use of tough guy sounding gang vocals, which seemed a little bit off putting at first, but once I got used to them I found they fit the song rather well, and go together fine the always outstanding lead vocals by Andy B. Franck. This style of backing vocals is also used on the more melodic and slightly calmer but still dark “Take Me to the Never”, and I find they are used to slightly better effect on that track. Elsewhere, “We Are…” starts out seeming like a typically solid, crushing mid tempo Brainstorm track but with an exceptionally strong chorus, before a youth choir shows up in the middle and it turns into something much more epic, and ends up as another big standout.

In more traditional Brainstorm fare, after a nice orchestral intro, the opening track “The World to See” is a fun mid paced track with the excellent mix of heavy riffs, strong vocals and big melodies you’d expect from Brainstorm. It’s a great track, and one that will instantly feel familiar to longtime fans. Likewise, the excellent closing track “Sky Among the Clouds” is a slower, very melodic track where Andy’s vocals really get to shine, and it feels like it would have fit in perfectly with some of my favorite tracks from Firesoul.

One thing I noticed about this album is that while it still has the huge melodies and choral vocals you’d expect from power metal, it doesn’t have very many speedier tracks. In fact, aside from a couple bursts here and there, the only songs I would consider to be fast throughout are “Where Angels Dream” and especially “Twisted Ways”, which has a very Euro power metal feel to it the whole way through and is another one of my favorites. Fans hoping for more up tempo songs may be disappointed, though I find the overall songwriting strong enough and I find the album has enough surprises that it ends up flowing nicely anyway.

Overall, Scary Creatures is a very high quality heavy/power metal album and while I wouldn’t quite rank it up there with my two favorite Brainstorm releases, it isn’t too far behind. It continues what they started on their previous album by adding more melody to their typically hard edged sound, and also adds in some surprises as well as an overall darker tone, to help make it stand out from previous releases. Fans of the band should be very happy with it, and I recommend it for fans of the more aggressive side of power metal and heavy metal, but with the one warning that they shouldn’t expect too many overly fast paced tracks.

(originally written for myglobalmind.com: http://myglobalmind.com/2016/01/04/38466/)

BRAINSTORM Movies Reviews

No BRAINSTORM movie reviews posted yet.

BRAINSTORM Shouts

Please login to post a shout
No shouts posted yet. Be the first member to do so above!

BRAINSTORM Index

Member Zone

Username:
Password:
Stay signed in

Metal Subgenres

Artists Alpha-index

MMA TOP 5 Metal ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Master of Puppets Thrash Metal
METALLICA
Buy this album from our partners
Rising Traditional heavy metal
RAINBOW
Buy this album from our partners
Rust in Peace Thrash Metal
MEGADETH
Buy this album from our partners
Keeper of the Seven Keys Part 2 Power Metal
HELLOWEEN
Buy this album from our partners
Reign in Blood Thrash Metal
SLAYER
Buy this album from our partners

New Metal Artists

New Metal Releases

Kings Of Terror Power Metal
WINGS OF DESTINY
Buy this album from MMA partners
Kill The Silence Metalcore
MY DEAR ADDICTION
Buy this album from MMA partners
The Passage Progressive Metal
DGM
Buy this album from MMA partners
The Heathen Dawn Power Metal
LONEWOLF
Buy this album from MMA partners
Savage Thrash Metal
SLIKK WIKKED
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Free Metal MP3 download/stream

New Metal Online Videos

More videos

New MMA Metal Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Metal News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Share this site
Follow us

Buy Metal Music Online