Review – Stormburner – “Shadow Rising” from Obliveon Metal und Gothic Magazin (7,5/10)

The five Swedes present their version of traditional steel to us on their debut album. But you quickly realize that there are no bloody beginners at work here, but Mucker, who have already earned their first merits in other bands.

Stormburner rely on hymnic, sometimes quite catchy songs, which in places could have used a few more rough edges. This impression is reinforced by the very transparent but somewhat too clinical production of Ronny Hemlin (Tad Morose, Steel Attack).

Nevertheless, tracks like the hymnic opener “We Burn”, the ballad-like beginning and then changing into a fat mid-tempo banger “Demon Fire”, the melodic “Men At Arms” and the good-sounding “Rune Of The Dead” really worked , The next time a little more “dirt” in production and the grade could still skyrocket. P.S .: Ken Kelly, who was responsible for the cover artwork, has already done better work to my taste.


Read the review at Obliveon Metal und Gothic Magazin (In German)