FREEDOM CALL
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Freedom Call is a German power metal band created in 1998 by guitarist/singer Chris Bay and Gamma Ray's drummer Dan Zimmermann. They've released 6 studio albums so far: Stairway to Fairyland (1999), Crystal Empire (2001), Eternity (2002), The Circle of Life (2005), Dimension (2007) and Legend of the Shadow King (2010). You can also find an EP (Taragon, 1999) and a Live Album (Live Invasion, 2004) in their discography. In 2012 they released Land of the Crimson Dawn, and in 2014 they released Beyond, with the compilation Ages of Light coming in 2013.

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.. Album Cover 4.43 | 2 ratings
Stairway to Fairyland
Power Metal 1999
.. Album Cover 3.98 | 3 ratings
Crystal Empire
Power Metal 2001
.. Album Cover 4.92 | 4 ratings
Eternity
Power Metal 2002
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 3 ratings
The Circle of Life
Power Metal 2005
.. Album Cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Dimensions
Power Metal 2007
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Legend of the Shadowking
Power Metal 2010
.. Album Cover 3.31 | 4 ratings
Land of the Crimson Dawn
Power Metal 2012
.. Album Cover 4.25 | 2 ratings
Beyond
Power Metal 2014

FREEDOM CALL EPs & splits

.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Taragon
Power Metal 1999

FREEDOM CALL live albums

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Live Invasion
Power Metal 2004
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Live in Hellvetia
Power Metal 2011

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Freedom Call
Power Metal 1998

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Ages of Light 1998 / 2013
Power Metal 2013

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Silent Empire
Metal Related 2001
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Zauber der Nacht
Power Metal 2010
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Rockin' Radio
Power Metal 2012
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Power & Glory
Power Metal 2012

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Live In Hellvetia
Power Metal 2011

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FREEDOM CALL Beyond

Album · 2014 · Power Metal
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Beyond (2014) is the eighth full-length album by German power metal act Freedom Call. Since the release of Land of the Crimson Dawn (2012) the group’s rhythm section has completely changed, with bassist Ilker Ersin returning to the band having previously departed in 2005 and the addition of new drummer Ramy Ali (Iron Mask, Evidence One et al). Beyond is also available as a special edition that comes with a bonus disc of live and unplugged material.

Freedom Call have been around a while now, but despite that Beyond is actually my first time hearing their music. The album represents a decent enough first impression for the band, although it does come across as something of a dime a dozen power metal release, featuring all the typical elements that the genre can sway into, particularly symphonic elements but also the odd more traditional metal orientated riff. In other words completely inoffensive work that is perfectly listenable if you enjoy the genre, but only occasionally showing that there’s something more to be had within the album. Such is the case with the album's title track, the best and most epic of the fourteen offerings that Freedom Call have presented.

The rest of the album provides much catchy material and while Beyond is obviously pretty high up on the power metal cheese scale it's a very fun release that is sure to please fans of this kind of music. It's biggest issue is perhaps the way certain aspects of it simply scream out missed chance to me. The on/off use of symphonic elements is quite nice to vary things up a little but some of those symphonic melodies have a bit of a folksy vibe to them, as in the songs Come on Home and Journey Into Wonderland and I can't help feeling when I hear these songs how awesome it would be if Freedom Call had included some actual folk instrumentation in them, especially for Come on Home.

Beyond is an enjoyable enough power metal release from Freedom Call. It certainly doesn't wow me very often and that's a real shame, because there are certainly several moments where it shows much more promise. A rating within the 3.5 stars bracket seems fair.

73/100

(Originally written for Heavy Metal Haven: http://metaltube.freeforums.org/freedom-call-beyond-t3355.html)

FREEDOM CALL Land of the Crimson Dawn

Album · 2012 · Power Metal
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Well, I have absolutely no idea what Freedom Call are trying to do anymore. Like, not even a clue. Everyone knows that they USED to play your typical over-the-top, cheeseball power metal, and were actually quite good at it. No, their music never had balls, but at least it was fun, catchy, and everything else that makes the European power metal scene so guiltily addicting. Unfortunately, their seventh studio album has none of that. In fact, it doesn’t really have much of anything. I’ll explain…

What makes this such a frustrating listen to me can be summed up pretty simply: there are fourteen tracks (which is too many, but that’s not the point), and yet only a handful can even be considered power metal; the rest are full of halfsy experimentation that’s more indicative of a band that’s out of ideas than one trying to move in a new direction. Now, this would be less of an issue if this wasn’t the third straight album in which Freedom Call were getting stuck somewhere between Euro power metal and radio pop rock, but it is. Just take a listen to “Rockin’ Radio” and tell me that the DJ voice and lyrics aren’t completely lame. “66 Warriors” sounds out of place at best; why are choirs even being used anymore? To cover up the lack of substance? I mean, they don’t even add anything. And, for a real treat, check out “Sun in the Dark”: a groove metal riff. Freedom Call, with a groove metal riff. That should seem like a good idea to no one, and not surprisingly, it doesn’t work at all.

Then, of course, there’s the one outlier: “Back Into the Land of Light,” with the triumphant horn intro, the sickeningly catchy guitar melody, and the anthemic chorus that makes you want to play it over and over again. You know, what you’d expect from a power metal album! But here, it sticks out like a sore thumb, as if to say, “Yeah, we still know how to write this type of music, and we might want to get back to it eventually”. To me, that screams lack of direction, as does the rest of this album. This brings us back to my main point: that Freedom Call have been stuck in this transitional phase for several years now, and while this track is good, it does nothing but muddy the album’s focus, having just as little place as the rest of the uninspired material. There are a few better tracks toward the end of the album, too, but by then it’s far too late to lift it back up from the depths of boredom-land.

Everything else about this album is fine. The production is fine (the vocals might be too loud, but Chris Bay is a good singer, so whatever). The art is fine. The song titles are not lifted from other bands (a la Circle of Life). It’s all set up for Freedom Call to make a heroic return to the world of power metal, but the band still doesn’t seem quite ready for that.

Bands change their sound. I get that. I encourage it, even; I would have been just as confused if Freedom Call just released Stairway to Fairyland for the seventh time over. But here’s the thing: the experimentation on Land of the Crimson Dawn isn’t even interesting. It doesn’t sound like the band is taking risks, or is even genuinely interested in trying something new. Rather, it seems like Freedom Call is simply going through the motions, releasing a new album because Steamhammer told them to without having the faintest idea of what to put on it. Mediocre at best, again.

FREEDOM CALL Eternity

Album · 2002 · Power Metal
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Posi metal!

Feeling down? Life got you in the dumps? Sad about a recent turn of events in your life? Angry at the world, your job, people around you? Wish you could find some way to cheer up and feel happy and hopeful once again? The answer: ETERNITY! Nothing will put a smile instantly on your face like this album. From start to finish (excepting the rather sad, but still awesome, closer) this is positive, upbeat, energetic metal. In fact, this could be the happiest metal band in the history of the style!

The mix is good; the production is top notch. The music really calls to mind the images on the cover and booklet, although there does not appear to be a theme or concept to the album. The guitarists, while obviously musically adept, eschew mindless scale-shredding in favor of hummable, memorable, melodic lines that add to the music infinitely.

Listening to this, the one impression that comes through loud and clear is that this is feel-good music. It never fails to pull my spirit up into the clouds, no matter how low I may be. Better than most therapy.

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