Sons of Seasons - Gods Of Vermin (2009)


Sons of Seasons is the brainchild of Oliver Palotai from Kamelot, and features an all-star cast of musicians like: Henning Basse from Metallium and Daniel Schild from Blaze just to name a few. What do you think you get when you have all this talent in one band? an amazing album of course.

I’ve never been a big fan of bands that play Power / Symphonic metal, since I used to find the singing very annoying, but they are always exceptions and Henning is one of several vocalists that I can stand. And he does a great job leading this all-star band with his pipes. The singing style is traditional Power metal style, with some nice choir arrangements in several parts of the songs. Also Simone Simons lend her vocals for this release adding an extra dimension to the already amazing music. There are even some grunts in a song,

The music is where this band get’s even better. Oliver Palotai was in charge of the keyboards, which are very abundant, but also a big portion of the guitar work. The guitar melodies give a very solid sound to the band, and they fit perfectly with the brilliant keyboards that provide atmosphere and also some insane solos. There are also guitar solos of course and they are executed to perfection.

The think that I like most about this album is that it does not sound like your typical Symphonic Power Metal release, since the combination of elements give the band a different, darker sound that many other bands in the genre don’t have. The overall dramatic feel of the album helps create an awesome listening experience. I will be definitely waiting for future releases from this band, since I see a bright future for them.

Band: Sons of Seasons Album: Gods Of Vermin
Label: Napalm Records

Release Date: May 19, 2009 (USA)

Official Site myspace
Genre: Symphonic Metal

Country: Germany

Rating: 92/100

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