Quantum Twilight - Hypersonic Demolition (2022)


Hailing from Washington D.C., today we have DragonForce-esque outfit Quantum Twilight and their self-released debut album “Hypersonic Demolition”. Originally a solo project from multi-instrumentalist Greg Russell, this outfit has some great potential and killer execution, however, it needs to find its own sound as it still sounds too much like other bands. However, not all is bad as the album features nearly 50 minutes of solid tunes.

Opening with the intense “Never Surrender”, we immediately get that DragonForce vibe with the intricate video game-esque guitar leads and overall playful pace. Newcomer vocalist Jarrad Biron Green is pretty talented and sounds well in the songs, particularly when there are backing tracks like on “Champions”, or he tries to use different ranges like on “Intergalactic Onslaught”.

The pace of songs at times feels a bit slow, or it might be the production, but songs like “Beyond the Walls” and “Overdrive” lack spark and at times the vocal melodies don’t fit quite well. However, the band is ambitious and manages to pull off killer pieces like “Heroes of Assur”, and “Temple of Evil” with its crazy awesome solos and guitar leads.

Overall, “Hypersonic Demolition” is a pretty solid release with some epic, albeit familiar, moments. Quantum Twilight is definitely a skilled outfit, and with some more years under their belt, we are sure they will find their own sound and move away from the evident DragonForce worship found in this release. If you are looking for high-octane Power Metal with killer guitar leads, this is one release you should get.

Bands: Quantum Twilight Album: Hypersonic Demolition

Label: Self-Released

Release: August 5th, 2022

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Genre: Power Metal

Country: USA

Rating: 82/100

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