SERIOUS BLACK — Suite 226

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Album · 2020

Filed under Power Metal
By SERIOUS BLACK

Tracklist

1. Let Me Go
2. When The Stars Are Right
3. Solitude √Čtude
4. Fate Of All Humanity
5. Castiel
6. Heaven Shall Burn
7. Way Back Home
8. We Still Stand Tall
9. Come Home
10. Suite 226

Total playing time: 46:52

Line-up/Musicians

- Urban Breed / vocals
- Dominik Sebastian / guitars
- Mario Lochert / bass
- Ramy Ali /drums

About this release

Release dates:
January 31, 2020 (europe)
February 14, 2020 (North America)

Produced by Mika Jussila and Serious Black

Recorded at Finnvox Studios and Dreamsound studio

Cover artwork by Stan W. Decker

Label: AFM

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Power metal is coming home...

Serious Black strike back! This album is a lesson in tasty European power metal. It retains the few good things that contemporary European power metal has to offer and blends in all the good stuff from original power metal and traditional metal. I, for one, appreciate that.

Several of the tracks on this album feature some pretty aggressive guitar riffage and drumming, and the album definitely ventures into, if not quasi-thrash, then at least speed metal territory at times while retaining the melodic sensibility of quality power metal. That is not to say that there are no softies on the album - one such example is 'Fate of Humanity' which combines pop rock with metal (and I gotta say, I really like the chorus - in particular the instrumentation, but the vocal line is undeniably catchy). More of a hard-rocker 'Heaven Shall Burn' overlays weirdly cheesy synth parts on top of groovy guitar riffage. It sounds like a recipe for failure, but it works. At the other end of the scale, we find aggressive tracks like 'Let Me Go' and 'Solitude √Čtude'.

There is just the right amount of cheese on this album, which is otherwise dominated by guitar riffage and compelling guitar melodies along with face-melting guitar solos. The musicianship is top notch as is the songwriting. Some might protest that Urban Breed's vocals are a bit too thin for this type of music, but I think his singing works well.

"Suite 226" is a fine power metal album which seriously challenges my dislike towards European power metal. You know what, I'm happy to be proven wrong by these guys.

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