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Grime vs Grandeur
Band:
Falconer
Label:
Metal Blade
Album:
Grime vs Grandeur
Release:
2005
Genre:
Power Metal
Reviewer:
Rating:
3.5 stars
Site:

Falconer’s first release came as a demo back in 2000; today 2005 Falconer is back with their fourth full-length release called “Grime vs. Grandeur.” The band mixes great harmonies with catchy lyrics.

Track-one “Emotional Skies” has a mix of Viking metal with chorus like chants. “Purgatory Time” is a great power track with fast guitars.

As I listen to the Falconer CD, there are many instances in which I hear a vocal style similar to Paul Stanley (KISS) mixed with Helloween’s Michael Kiske. Just listen to “I Refuse” where Kristoffer Göbel does a fantastic job on vocals changing directions to show his versatility in range.

I am not one who usually listens to Viking Metal but Falconer brings a new dimension to Viking power metal. “Humanity Overdose” is an excellent song. It has overtones of Bruce Dickinson and a male church choir mixed with power metal. It seems from song to song that you’re getting a totally different band and I like that.

“Grime vs. Grandeur” is a CD that flows from track to track with some exceptional songs. Fans of Helloween and Iron Maiden should check this band out.


Band Lineup:
  • Kristoffer Göbel - Vocals
  • Stefan Weinerhall - Guitars
  • Jimmy Hedlund - Guitars
  • Magnus Linhardt - Bass
  • Karsten Larsson - Drums
Track Listing:
  1. Emotional Skies
  2. Purgatory Time
  3. I Refuse
  4. Humanity Overdose
  5. The Assailant
  6. Power
  7. No Tears For Strangers
  8. The Return
  9. Jack the Knife
  10. Child of the Wild

 

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