Friday, December 9, 2016

Sacred Gate-Countdown to Armageddon (2016)

This album is one massively impressive dose of metal, mixing equal parts traditional, power, and prog, creating a work that is easily powerful. You see, the charming thing about Sacred Gate is that they really are a traditional metal act espousing hints of progressive tendencies - how many times have you heard that and found it to be utter crap? Sacred Gate no means a clone of anything. A very solid release.Things are kept interesting via a varying tempo, so you've got your mid-paced tunes, your double-bass-fueled ones, and so on.  It's obvious these guys are very talented. If you like melodic bands like Jag Panzer, Iron Maiden, Hammerfall, and Iced Earth you would like this.
Review by Paul Caravasi

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