SKYLINER - Outsiders

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Progmetal | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 160 / 5-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Limb | Autor: MaB

The origins of the US power metals Skyliner go back to the year 2000. At that time guitarist/singer Jake Becker and drummer Ben Brenner decided to found a band. In the following time, the two teenagers were able to win fellow musicians for their project and recorded two demos, which were praised by the metal press. The EP "The Alchemist", released in 2011, was an important step forward and was produced by Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me, Scale The Summit), who also supported the band on "Outsiders". Two songs from the EP mentioned above were taken over for the current work, whereby "Undying Wings" has a big chorus and "The Alchemist" contains orchestral synthesizer sounds. All in all, Skyliner took care not to overload their album when arranging, so that the tracks always sound transparent. The meanwhile left keyboarder should have come to the stage more often, especially at the 21-minute "Worlds Of Conflict", but on the other hand metal purists will certainly approve of the guitar-heavy nature of this CD.

Top track: Symphony In Black

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