JERICHO is a new heavy/power metal band from Peru, but now they are relocated in Canada. It is the project of vocalist Lucho Jibaja who also plays all guitars and keyboards. The band appeared in 2006 with a nice demo, and now return with its first full-length album called “Time”.
The band plays very beautiful and simple heavy/power metal having its roots back in the 90s. So, we are talking about a band with references to the first three albums of STRATOVARIUS, the French heavy/power metal school of the era (DYSLESIA, DREAM CHILD, etc.), the “Inishmore” period of RIOT, Yngwie J. Malmsteen and mostly his “The Seventh Sign” album, HELLOWEEN, but also VIPER and the first album of ANGRA. Actually, Lucho Jibaja has something from the melancholy Andre Matos had in his first recordings.
“Time” is a gift to those who miss those days of heavy metal. Tones of melodies, simple production that lets the instruments breath, and great songs with easy-to-remember choruses that make point to the listeners. The fans of old school heavy/power metal will adore the majority of the songs; “Destiny”, “End of Time” (one of the best songs for 2022), “Queen of the Earth”, “No Return”, “Running Out of Time” (the essence of heavy/power metal) and the anthem “In the Name of Mankind” will leave the fans speechless with their fantastic melodies.
JERICHO present a heavy/power metal album for those who learned and loved that music back in the 90s. The melodies of “Time” seem already classic, as if an unknown and obscure gem of the past is suddenly revealed. Those who adore the 90s albums of Yngwie J. Malmsteen, old STRATOVARIUS, and VIPER/old ANGRA will discover in “Time” an album that will probably be placed among their favorites.