KRILLOAN – Emperor Rising

KRILLOAN – Emperor Rising
Scarlet Records
Released Year:
1. Prince of Caledor2. Sons of the Lion3. Fireborn4. Return to MelnibonΓ©5. Emperor Rising6. Break of Dawn (Brothers in Arms)7. Into the Storm8. Stormlight9. Angels Sacrifice

After the beautiful β€œStories of Times Forgotten” EP in 2021, KRILLOAN now present their first full-length album, β€œEmperor Rising”. The Swedish band had many symphonic power metal elements in its debut EP, but now the sound is changed to a more classic Euro-Power Metal style in the veins of BLIND GUARDIAN.

The album does not have much symphonic parts this time but it is very powerful, very speedy and full of energy. Actually, the band doesn’t let the listener take a breath, as the entire LP is extremely bombastic and pompous. β€œEmperor Rising” could be safely described as β€œTales from the Twilight World” meeting β€œNightfall in Middle-Earth”. So, the fans of that period of BLIND GUARDIAN and those who adore the ultra-fast power/speed metal will enjoy the album very much.

Every track is a dedication to the heroic and grandiose nature of the European Power Metal. β€œPrince of Caledor” and β€œSons of the Lion” show how nicely can melody and speed be mixed. Also there are plenty of songs, such asΒ  β€œFireborn” or β€œStormlight”, that take classic heavy metal and push it to the anthemic side of power metal. In general, all the tracks, are not just for sitting down and enjoying some piece of music, but for running up and down, imagining endless battles and wars!

KRILLOAN’s debut took us by surprise, as it is less symphonic than the previous EP, but it is much more dynamic and much richer. β€œEmperor Rising” is a good choice for those who miss the late 80s – mid 90s era of BLIND GUARDIAN and that kind of speedy, heroic power metal.

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