DRAKKAR
Power Metal • Italy

MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music online community, from the creators of progarchives.com
DRAKKAR picture
DRAKKAR is an Italian power metal act from Milan, Lombardy formed in 1995. The band released their debut full-length studio album "Quest For Glory" in 1998.

(Biography written by UMUR)
Thanks to UMUR for the addition and adg211288 for the updates

DRAKKAR MP3, Free Download/Stream

No DRAKKAR MP3s available for streaming.

DRAKKAR Online Videos

See all DRAKKAR videos

Buy DRAKKAR music

Amazon (logo)
Run With the WolfRun With the Wolf
Import
Imports 2015
Audio CD$10.10
$16.30 (used)
When Lightning StrikesWhen Lightning Strikes
Import
My Kingdom Music 2012
Audio CD$3.39
$12.01 (used)
Quest For Glory by Drakkar (1998-10-12)Quest For Glory by Drakkar (1998-10-12)
Dragonheart
Audio CD$67.72
Razorblade God by Drakkar (2008-06-24)Razorblade God by Drakkar (2008-06-24)
Dragonheart
Audio CD$64.00
Razorblade by Drakkar (2008-06-24)Razorblade by Drakkar (2008-06-24)
Dragonheart
Audio CD$34.42
Quest by DrakkarQuest by Drakkar
Pid/Metal
Audio CD$115.02
Showing 6 items | Cache expiring in 72h | Keyword-based search | Best seller rank | More results on Amazon.com
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
THE SORROW - ORIGIN OF THE STORM +6, 2CD LTD DIGI Drakkar Rec. 2009 NEW SEALED THE SORROW - ORIGIN OF THE STORM +6, 2CD LTD DIGI Drakkar Rec. 2009 NEW SEALED USD $9.00 Buy It Now 17h
LOT LP THRA PRESTIGE-SAVAGE GRACE-VECTOM-DRAKKAR-SEPULTURA-DARK ANGEL-WATCHTOWER LOT LP THRA PRESTIGE-SAVAGE GRACE-VECTOM-DRAKKAR-SEPULTURA-DARK ANGEL-WATCHTOWER USD $300.00 Buy It Now 21h
TSJUDER Demonic Possession CD NEW Drakkar 2011 Urgehal Marduk Satyricon Mayhem TSJUDER Demonic Possession CD NEW Drakkar 2011 Urgehal Marduk Satyricon Mayhem USD $17.99 Buy It Now 2 days
TSJUDER Kill For Satan CD NEW Drakkar 2011 Urgehal Horna Marduk Satyricon Mayhem TSJUDER Kill For Satan CD NEW Drakkar 2011 Urgehal Horna Marduk Satyricon Mayhem USD $17.99 Buy It Now 2 days
TITANIC lp EL REGRESO DE DRAKKAR argentina ID# 38576 1977- BARCLAY 70027 NM NM a TITANIC lp EL REGRESO DE DRAKKAR argentina ID# 38576 1977- BARCLAY 70027 NM NM a USD $37.99 Buy It Now 2 days
TITANIC lp EL REGRESO DE DRAKKAR argentina ID# 59179 1977-PROMO BANNER ON LABEL TITANIC lp EL REGRESO DE DRAKKAR argentina ID# 59179 1977-PROMO BANNER ON LABEL USD $39.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Drakkar - Gemini CD - Check it out!! Drakkar - Gemini CD - Check it out!! USD $12.99 (0 bids)
3 days
Xandria - Kill the Sun, CD 2003, Drakkar Entertainment Xandria - Kill the Sun, CD 2003, Drakkar Entertainment USD $3.24 (0 bids)
3 days
ATOMIZER Death Mutation Disease Annihilation CD Australia thrash metal Drakkar ATOMIZER Death Mutation Disease Annihilation CD Australia thrash metal Drakkar USD $8.00 Buy It Now 3 days
Vermeth Your ruin Vlad Tepes Belketre Mutiilation Torgeist Darkthrone Drakkar Vermeth Your ruin Vlad Tepes Belketre Mutiilation Torgeist Darkthrone Drakkar USD $85.00 (0 bids)
USD $120.00 Buy It Now
3 days
SEEDS OF HATE / Persecution of Christian Filth - '02, DRAKKAR Productions  SEEDS OF HATE / Persecution of Christian Filth - '02, DRAKKAR Productions USD $4.90 (0 bids)
3 days
MUTIILATION Black Millenium ORG CD 1st Press 2001 DRAKKAR DKCD014 Vlad Tepes LLN MUTIILATION Black Millenium ORG CD 1st Press 2001 DRAKKAR DKCD014 Vlad Tepes LLN USD $44.99 Buy It Now 4 days
BLACKDEATH - Satan Macht Frei CD '04 - MINT Black Drakkar Leviathan Niezgal BLACKDEATH - Satan Macht Frei CD '04 - MINT Black Drakkar Leviathan Niezgal USD $6.48 (1 bids)
4 days
THE LAST DRAKKAR IN MEMORY MARIUSZ CD OI ISD R@C SKINHEAD ROCK O RAMA REBELLES THE LAST DRAKKAR IN MEMORY MARIUSZ CD OI ISD [email protected] SKINHEAD ROCK O RAMA REBELLES USD $11.99 Buy It Now 4 days
DRAKKAR QUEST FOR GLORY JPN+OBI RARE CD stratovarius dragonforce DRAKKAR QUEST FOR GLORY JPN+OBI RARE CD stratovarius dragonforce USD $0.99 (0 bids)
4 days
KARELIA - Raise, CD [Slipcase] Drakkar Records 2005 Brand NEW Sealed KARELIA - Raise, CD [Slipcase] Drakkar Records 2005 Brand NEW Sealed USD $12.00 Buy It Now 5 days
KARELIA - Usual Tragedy, CD [Digipak] Drakkar Records 2004 Brand NEW Sealed KARELIA - Usual Tragedy, CD [Digipak] Drakkar Records 2004 Brand NEW Sealed USD $12.00 Buy It Now 5 days
Nightwish - Oceanborn (Drakkar rec. 2010) FREE REGISTERED SHIPPING Nightwish - Oceanborn (Drakkar rec. 2010) FREE REGISTERED SHIPPING USD $43.00 Buy It Now 5 days
CELESTIA A CAVE FULL OF BATS '99 DRAKKAR VLAD TEPES BELKETRE MUTIILATION VERMETH CELESTIA A CAVE FULL OF BATS '99 DRAKKAR VLAD TEPES BELKETRE MUTIILATION VERMETH USD $39.99 Buy It Now 5 days
Arghoslent - 1990 - 1994 The First Three Demos, Album - CD, 2008 Drakkar Prod. Arghoslent - 1990 - 1994 The First Three Demos, Album - CD, 2008 Drakkar Prod. USD $20.00 Buy It Now 6 days
PATRIA Liturgia Haeresis ORG LP LTD Drakkar Darkthrone Mutiilation Mayhem Marduk PATRIA Liturgia Haeresis ORG LP LTD Drakkar Darkthrone Mutiilation Mayhem Marduk USD $29.99 (0 bids)
6 days
@ CD My Minds Weapon - The Carrion Sky / DRAKKAR RECORDS 2008 @ CD My Minds Weapon - The Carrion Sky / DRAKKAR RECORDS 2008 USD $9.99 Buy It Now 7 days
Nightwish - Oceanborn - ORG Drakkar RARE Alternative Cover cd Within Temptation Nightwish - Oceanborn - ORG Drakkar RARE Alternative Cover cd Within Temptation USD $19.95 Buy It Now 7 days
MUTIILATION remains of a ruined...ORIG 1999 DRAKKAR PRODUCTIONS-nyktagia,windir MUTIILATION remains of a ruined...ORIG 1999 DRAKKAR PRODUCTIONS-nyktagia,windir USD $99.99 Buy It Now 8 days
Slavia: Integrity And Victory CD 2011 Drakkar Productions Germany DKCD065 NEW Slavia: Integrity And Victory CD 2011 Drakkar Productions Germany DKCD065 NEW USD $10.95 Buy It Now 9 days
Tsjudier- Kill for satan, CD Drakkar Tsjudier- Kill for satan, CD Drakkar USD $35.00 Buy It Now 9 days
MUTIILATION black millenium CD ORG 2001 1st Press DRAKKAR DK CD 14 MUTIILATION black millenium CD ORG 2001 1st Press DRAKKAR DK CD 14 USD $35.00 Buy It Now 9 days
DRAKKAR DRAKKAR "X-rated"ORG cd Musidisc 88,Acid,ADX,Blind Guardian,Rage USD $74.99 Buy It Now 9 days
Vlad Tepes Torgeist 1PRESS ORIG Drakkar cd mutiilation Vlad Tepes Torgeist 1PRESS ORIG Drakkar cd mutiilation USD $149.99 Buy It Now 9 days
DRAKKAR Razorblade God PROMO CD 2002 Heavy Metal Cardboard Sleeve 10 Songs DRAKKAR Razorblade God PROMO CD 2002 Heavy Metal Cardboard Sleeve 10 Songs USD $8.55 Buy It Now 11 days
DRAKKAR SAUNA Leave That Hole Alone THIRD MAN 45 new DRAKKAR SAUNA Leave That Hole Alone THIRD MAN 45 new USD $6.99 Buy It Now 11 days
Drakkar Nowhere - Drakkar Nowhere CD ALBUM NEW (7TH OCT) Drakkar Nowhere - Drakkar Nowhere CD ALBUM NEW (7TH OCT) USD $15.54 Buy It Now 11 days
MUTIILATION MUTIILATION "Remains of a ruined,cursed soul"ORG cd Drakkar 99,Vlad Tepes USD $89.99 Buy It Now 12 days
MUTIILATION MUTIILATION "Black millenium(grimly reborn)"ORG cd Drakkar 2001,Vlad Tepes USD $24.99 Buy It Now 12 days
VLAD TEPES ‎ VLAD TEPES ‎"War Funeral March" Drakkar Productions USD $5.00 Buy It Now 12 days
Letzte Instanz - Ins Licht (2006, Drakkar CD), Germany Import Letzte Instanz - Ins Licht (2006, Drakkar CD), Germany Import USD $11.99 Buy It Now 12 days
MUTIILATION MUTIILATION "Black Millenium (Grimly Reborn)" LP Drakkar antaeus belketre USD $21.38 Buy It Now 12 days
MUTIILATION black millenium ORIG 2001 DRAKKAR PRODUCTIONS-luror,nyktagia,windir MUTIILATION black millenium ORIG 2001 DRAKKAR PRODUCTIONS-luror,nyktagia,windir USD $99.99 Buy It Now 12 days
VLAD TEPES ‎ VLAD TEPES ‎"Anthologie Noire" Drakkar Productions USD $7.00 Buy It Now 12 days
DRAKKAR - When Lightning Strikes, power metal, Italy, 2012 DRAKKAR - When Lightning Strikes, power metal, Italy, 2012 USD $10.00 Buy It Now 13 days
Jesus on Extasy - Beloved Enemy  (CD, May-2008, Drakkar (Germany) Jesus on Extasy - Beloved Enemy (CD, May-2008, Drakkar (Germany) USD $6.95 Buy It Now 13 days
Svartfell: Day Of The Unholy Massacre CD 2009 Drakkar Productions DKCD063 Svartfell: Day Of The Unholy Massacre CD 2009 Drakkar Productions DKCD063 USD $9.95 Buy It Now 14 days
Black Widow by The Dogma (CD, Dec-2010, Drakkar (Germany)) Black Widow by The Dogma (CD, Dec-2010, Drakkar (Germany)) USD $3.50 Buy It Now 14 days
TSJUDER DEMONIC POSSESSION 1-PRESS 2002 DRAKKAR RAGNAROK SATANIC WARMASTER KVIST TSJUDER DEMONIC POSSESSION 1-PRESS 2002 DRAKKAR RAGNAROK SATANIC WARMASTER KVIST USD $33.99 Buy It Now 14 days
S-CORE - GUST OF RAGE  2008 CD  DRAKKAR RECORDS  S-CORE - GUST OF RAGE 2008 CD DRAKKAR RECORDS USD $4.00 Buy It Now 14 days
Haggard - Awaking the Centuries (CD, 2000, Drakkar) Import RARE/OOP Haggard - Awaking the Centuries (CD, 2000, Drakkar) Import RARE/OOP USD $11.42 Buy It Now 14 days
Jabraham Lincoln Drakkar Sauna~RARE 2006 Folk Rock~VG++ Vinyl~FAST SHIPPING!!! Jabraham Lincoln Drakkar Sauna~RARE 2006 Folk Rock~VG++ Vinyl~FAST SHIPPING!!! USD $21.55 Buy It Now 15 days
ANAON ANAON "Les rites de Cromlech"ORG LTD cd Drakkar 98,Blut aus Nord USD $14.99 Buy It Now 16 days
Rebellion A Tragedy In Steel Shakespear's Macbeth Music CD 2002 Drakkar Records Rebellion A Tragedy In Steel Shakespear's Macbeth Music CD 2002 Drakkar Records USD $12.45 Buy It Now 17 days
Codeon Source CD 2008 new & sealed Drakkar Records Stay Heavy Records Codeon Source CD 2008 new & sealed Drakkar Records Stay Heavy Records USD $3.00 Buy It Now 17 days
@ CD Haggard - Awakening The Centuries / DRAKKAR RECORDS 2000 @ CD Haggard - Awakening The Centuries / DRAKKAR RECORDS 2000 USD $9.99 Buy It Now 17 days
Drakkar - Run With the Wolf 2CD 2015 digipack power metal Italy Drakkar - Run With the Wolf 2CD 2015 digipack power metal Italy USD $18.95 Buy It Now 18 days
Blackhorned Saga - Broken Messiah CD 2011 death metal Drakkar Productions Blackhorned Saga - Broken Messiah CD 2011 death metal Drakkar Productions USD $10.95 Buy It Now 18 days
Lihporcen - Illuminate CD 2011 black metal France Drakkar Productions Lihporcen - Illuminate CD 2011 black metal France Drakkar Productions USD $13.95 Buy It Now 18 days
Seide - Here is No Truth CD 2011 black metal Drakkar Productions Seide - Here is No Truth CD 2011 black metal Drakkar Productions USD $13.95 Buy It Now 18 days
The Last Twilight - La Octava Copa de Ira CD 2011 death metal Drakkar The Last Twilight - La Octava Copa de Ira CD 2011 death metal Drakkar USD $13.95 Buy It Now 18 days
MISERY SPEAKS - CTALOGUE OF CARNAGE, CD DRAKKAR RECORDS 2008 DEATH NEW SEALED MISERY SPEAKS - CTALOGUE OF CARNAGE, CD DRAKKAR RECORDS 2008 DEATH NEW SEALED USD $8.00 Buy It Now 18 days
THE KILLER BARBIES-BAD TASTE-2000 CD-DIGIPAK+INSERT-ENHANCED THE KILLER BARBIES-BAD TASTE-2000 CD-DIGIPAK+INSERT-ENHANCED USD $3.23 Buy It Now 18 days
ANAON Les Rites De Cromlech ORG CD LTD Drakkar 98 Blut aus Nord Aes Dana Belenos ANAON Les Rites De Cromlech ORG CD LTD Drakkar 98 Blut aus Nord Aes Dana Belenos USD $17.99 Buy It Now 19 days
Kreator: Outcast CD 1997 Drakkar / GUN Records 140 / Empire Music USA EMR 003 Kreator: Outcast CD 1997 Drakkar / GUN Records 140 / Empire Music USA EMR 003 USD $8.95 Buy It Now 19 days
Decayed - The Beast has risen - CD, 2003 Drakkar Productions. Lmtd 1000 copies. Decayed - The Beast has risen - CD, 2003 Drakkar Productions. Lmtd 1000 copies. USD $24.00 Buy It Now 19 days
Drakkar Gemini CD ***NEW*** Drakkar Gemini CD ***NEW*** USD $10.33 Buy It Now 19 days
DRAKKAR NOWHERE - DRAKKAR NOWHERE   VINYL LP NEW+ DRAKKAR NOWHERE - DRAKKAR NOWHERE VINYL LP NEW+ USD $33.46 Buy It Now 20 days
DRAKKAR NOWHERE - DRAKKAR NOWHERE   CD NEW+ DRAKKAR NOWHERE - DRAKKAR NOWHERE CD NEW+ USD $23.64 Buy It Now 20 days
@ CD THE DOGMA - BLACK ROSES METAL / DRAKKAR RECORDS 2006 @ CD THE DOGMA - BLACK ROSES METAL / DRAKKAR RECORDS 2006 USD $7.99 Buy It Now 20 days
WARLORD - Rising Out Of The Ashes / ORG 2002 Drakkar WARLORD - Rising Out Of The Ashes / ORG 2002 Drakkar USD $9.99 Buy It Now 20 days
REBELLION - Shakespeare's Macbeth / ORG 2002 Drakkar REBELLION - Shakespeare's Macbeth / ORG 2002 Drakkar USD $9.99 Buy It Now 20 days
REBELLION Shakespeare's Macbeth Cd Org02 Drakkar Grave Digger Sabaton Helloween REBELLION Shakespeare's Macbeth Cd Org02 Drakkar Grave Digger Sabaton Helloween USD $6.99 Buy It Now 21 days
Run With The Wolf, Drakkar, 8015024151067 Run With The Wolf, Drakkar, 8015024151067 USD $19.62 Buy It Now 21 days
ACCEPT original MCD/Digi ACCEPT original MCD/Digi "Rich and famous" 2003 on BMG/Drakkar USD $18.49 Buy It Now 22 days
KREATOR 2 CDs KREATOR 2 CDs "Endless pain" 2000 on Noise + "Endorama" 1999 on Drakkar USD $19.99 Buy It Now 22 days
DON'T THINK I'VE FORGOTTEN: CAMBODI  CD NEW+ PEN RAN/DRAKKAR/SINN SISAMOUTH/+ DON'T THINK I'VE FORGOTTEN: CAMBODI CD NEW+ PEN RAN/DRAKKAR/SINN SISAMOUTH/+ USD $26.07 Buy It Now 22 days
DRAKKAR - WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES  CD NEW+ DRAKKAR - WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES CD NEW+ USD $24.41 Buy It Now 23 days
TITANIC RETURN OF DRAKKAR El regreso de Drakkar ARGENTINA LP free shipping TITANIC RETURN OF DRAKKAR El regreso de Drakkar ARGENTINA LP free shipping USD $95.68 Buy It Now 23 days
DRAKKAR SAUNA wars and tornadoes the louvin brothers CD DRAKKAR SAUNA wars and tornadoes the louvin brothers CD USD $7.99 Buy It Now 24 days
DRAKKAR SAUNA - Leave That Hole Alone. rare UK 2 track CD (Buy 3 = Free P DRAKKAR SAUNA - Leave That Hole Alone. rare UK 2 track CD (Buy 3 = Free P USD $1.28 Buy It Now 24 days
MYRKR-OFFSPRING OF GATHERED FOULNESS 1 PRESS 2005 DRAKKAR RARE!!! MYRKR-OFFSPRING OF GATHERED FOULNESS 1 PRESS 2005 DRAKKAR RARE!!! USD $6.66 Buy It Now 25 days
DRAKKAR X rated LP 1988 N.E.W MISIDISC 100981 MU221 DRAKKAR X rated LP 1988 N.E.W MISIDISC 100981 MU221 USD $49.00 Buy It Now 25 days
Kreator : Endorama CD DRAKKAR 001 NR MINT GERMAN FIRST PRESS CD Kreator : Endorama CD DRAKKAR 001 NR MINT GERMAN FIRST PRESS CD USD $11.00 Buy It Now 25 days
Drakkar - Razorblade (2002)  CD QUALITY CHECKED & FAST FREE P&P Drakkar - Razorblade (2002) CD QUALITY CHECKED & FAST FREE P&P USD $13.60 Buy It Now 25 days
DRAKKAR SAUNA: Leave That Hole Alone / Brundefly, My Chariot 45 (PS) Rock DRAKKAR SAUNA: Leave That Hole Alone / Brundefly, My Chariot 45 (PS) Rock USD $8.00 Buy It Now 25 days
VERMETH YOUR RUIN 2001 DRAKKAR PROD. VLAD TEPES BELKETRE TORGEIST PESTE NOIRE VERMETH YOUR RUIN 2001 DRAKKAR PROD. VLAD TEPES BELKETRE TORGEIST PESTE NOIRE USD $64.99 Buy It Now 25 days
Xandria - Ravenheart (CD, 2004, Drakkar Records, Germany) Xandria - Ravenheart (CD, 2004, Drakkar Records, Germany) USD $11.99 Buy It Now 26 days
ATOMIZER - Death-Mutation-Disease-Annihilation CD - Drakkar Prod.2002 - ltd 1000 ATOMIZER - Death-Mutation-Disease-Annihilation CD - Drakkar Prod.2002 - ltd 1000 USD $8.99 Buy It Now 26 days
Rabid Death'S Curse 2004 CD Watain 9 TRK 1ST PRESS DRAKKAR Productions ‎DKCD012 Rabid Death'S Curse 2004 CD Watain 9 TRK 1ST PRESS DRAKKAR Productions ‎DKCD012 USD $19.43 Buy It Now 27 days
Slavia - Integrity and Victory 2011 CD black metal Norway Drakkar Slavia - Integrity and Victory 2011 CD black metal Norway Drakkar USD $13.95 Buy It Now 28 days
TITANIC return of drakkar LP Record vg 1977 FRANCE TITANIC return of drakkar LP Record vg 1977 FRANCE USD $42.50 Buy It Now 28 days
Run With The Wolf (uk) 8015024151067 by Drakkar, CD, BRAND NEW FREE P Run With The Wolf (uk) 8015024151067 by Drakkar, CD, BRAND NEW FREE P USD $21.18 Buy It Now 28 days
SVARTFELL Day of the Unholy Massacre CD | Drakkar Productions | 2009 | New SVARTFELL Day of the Unholy Massacre CD | Drakkar Productions | 2009 | New USD $15.25 Buy It Now 28 days
VERMETH Suicide or Be Killed! CD | Drakkar Productions | 2008 | New VERMETH Suicide or Be Killed! CD | Drakkar Productions | 2008 | New USD $15.25 Buy It Now 28 days
Titanic Return of Drakkar Import Barclay Records Power Psych LP EX Titanic Return of Drakkar Import Barclay Records Power Psych LP EX USD $14.99 Buy It Now 28 days
WARLOGHE THE FIRST POSSESSION 1999 DRAKKAR MUTIILATION HIRILORN TSJUDER KYPRIANS WARLOGHE THE FIRST POSSESSION 1999 DRAKKAR MUTIILATION HIRILORN TSJUDER KYPRIANS USD $89.99 Buy It Now 28 days
Imago Mortis: Mors Triumphalis CD 2007 Drakkar Productions France DKCD058 Imago Mortis: Mors Triumphalis CD 2007 Drakkar Productions France DKCD058 USD $10.95 Buy It Now 29 days
Drakkar Nowhere Audio CD Drakkar Nowhere Audio CD USD $20.13 Buy It Now 29 days
Run With The Wolf Drakkar Audio CD Run With The Wolf Drakkar Audio CD USD $21.32 Buy It Now 29 days
SLAVIA Integrity and Victory CD | Drakkar Productions | 2011 | New SLAVIA Integrity and Victory CD | Drakkar Productions | 2011 | New USD $15.25 Buy It Now 29 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

More places to buy metal & DRAKKAR music

DRAKKAR Discography

DRAKKAR albums / top albums

.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Quest for Glory
Power Metal 1998
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Gemini
Power Metal 2000
.. Album Cover 3.52 | 2 ratings
Razorblade God
Power Metal 2002
.. Album Cover 3.99 | 4 ratings
When Lightning Strikes
Power Metal 2012
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Run with the Wolf
Power Metal 2015

DRAKKAR EPs & splits

.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Classified
Power Metal 2007

DRAKKAR live albums

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

.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sailing Alive
Power Metal 1996
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
We Sail at Dawn
Power Metal 1997

DRAKKAR re-issues & compilations

DRAKKAR singles (0)

DRAKKAR movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

DRAKKAR Reviews

DRAKKAR When Lightning Strikes

Album · 2012 · Power Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
adg211288
When Lightning Strikes is the fourth album by Italian power metal act Drakkar. The 2012 album is the group’s first full-length for ten years, although there was an EP in 2007 called Classified. Despite the time gap the group’s line-up has remained mostly unchanged since the release of Razorblade God (2002), although the drums are handled by a session musician on When Lightning Strikes and some bass is credited to former member Daniele Persoglio. Also of note is a guest vocal from the group’s former vocalist Luca Cappellari.

Drakkar’s music falls into the symphonic power metal vein, but as common as this particular style has become, I think they have a bit more of a unique sound going for them. Their symphonic element is not overpowering and there and some parts of the music that strike me as being progressive. The album kicks off with the very classical symphonic intro track Hyperspace - The Arrival before not, as would be typical of any metal genre, bursting into a fast metal riff, but an acoustic ballad, Day of the Gods. In a way this track is like the second part of the intro however, because the two tracks together don’t even take up four minutes of the album’s total running time and once The Armageddon Machine kicks in its full steam ahead with a furious and epic power metal attack, but with a solo section that sounds like it belongs in a classic progressive rock band’s music.

It’s at this point that I realise that with When Lightning Strikes we’re dealing with something pretty special. I’m quite surprised I never encountered Drakkar before but I guess that’s because ten years ago when the group last had a major release I was only just discovering metal music and hadn’t yet encountered even the big guns of power metal such as Helloween and Blind Guardian. Big guns that based on When Lightning Strikes, Drakkar could easily have been a part of if they’d been a bit more productive. They certainly have a lot going for them on this release, such as the progressive parts, some subtle folk influences, such as in parts of Revenge Is Done, and perhaps most importantly for power metal, the music stands out as different and lacks the whole cheesy feel associated with much melodic power metal thanks to the excellent voice of Davide Dell'Orto, which is melodic but with a bit of a edge to it that gives the music extra bite.

When Lightning Strikes numbers among the more unique sounding power metal albums I’ve ever come across and I highly recommend it to all power metal fans searching for something new to stand out from the masses. When Lightning Strikes is exceptional to these ears and easily numbers among 2012’s best power metal releases.

9.3/10

(Originally written for Heavy Metal Haven (http://metaltube.freeforums.org))

DRAKKAR When Lightning Strikes

Album · 2012 · Power Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
J-Man
Italy's prosperous power metal scene may be most recognized for bands like Labyrinth, Rhapsody of Fire, and Elvenking, but there are also plenty of lesser-known acts that have been pumping out solid albums for quite a few years. Enter Drakkar, a band from Milan that released three albums in the late 1990's and early 2000's before falling into relative obscurity. When Lightning Strikes is their comeback album of sorts, and marks the group's first full-length outing in the near-ten year period since Razorblade God. Fans of Drakkar's older material will be satisfied to hear that this album is filled to the brim with solid riffs, memorable melodies, and lovably cheesy symphonic keyboards, and while their sound may take a few too many hints from their fellow Italian power metal bretheren, there's no doubt that When Lightning Strikes is an impressive effort from start to finish.

Rhapsody of Fire is probably the most notable point of reference when discussing the style of music played on When Lightning Strikes. Although Drakkar lacks the same level of orchestral bombast as their fellow countrymen, their sound still balances epic power metal, symphonic interludes, and progressive overtones in a similar manner. Blind Guardian is another valid comparison, so fans of heavy-edged melodic power metal with plenty of symphonic tendencies are bound to find lots to love on When Lightning Strikes. Keyboard player Corrado Solarino is actually given a pretty huge role here, and in addition to delivering plenty of symphonic overtones, his organ and synthesizer solos would not be out of place on a progressive metal album. Though his choice of tones occasionally borders on 'plastic cheese overload', there's no doubt that his playing is spectacular. The rest of the musicians are also top-notch, and although Drakkar have been absent from the scene for quite a bit of time, their craft as musicians has not deteriorated at all.

When Lightning Strikes has a cheesy European power metal flair in nearly every song, but I still find myself having a great time every time I put on this album. As cliched, typical, and pompous as Drakkar may be, they are damn good at delivering solid power metal records - people who are able to look past a few corny, yet still catchy and fun, choruses in songs like "We Ride" should be in for a great time. This won't appeal much to people outside of the core power metal fanbase, but fans of that genre should definitely investigate When Lightning Strikes. 3.5 stars are well deserved for this impressive comeback!

DRAKKAR Movies Reviews

No DRAKKAR movie reviews posted yet.

DRAKKAR Shouts

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

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
Reign in Blood Thrash Metal
SLAYER
Buy this album from our partners
Keeper of the Seven Keys Part 2 Power Metal
HELLOWEEN
Buy this album from our partners

New Metal Artists

New Metal Releases

Theater of Dimensions Power Metal
XANDRIA
Buy this album from MMA partners
King of Persia Power Metal
SYMPHONITY
Buy this album from MMA partners
Welcome To The Graveyard Doom Metal
CASTLE
Buy this album from MMA partners
Paradise Mathcore
SKULL INCISION
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