Spellblast – ‘Nineteen’ (2014)
Release: 19 February 2014
Spellblast started out in 1990 and evolved to what they are now, with an extra gitarist since 2006 and the use of folk elements since 2003. Not exactly the most original band out there, but that doesn’t mean they’re not great. If you like bands like Elvenking, it’s almost certain you like Spellblast too.
But let’s get on with the review! For that is what you are here for, after all.
The album is like a story of long ago and far away; a fairy tale with raw edges. Listening to it makes you almost see the story, for the singer “tells” you the story. You want to sit, and listen, for this is one story you don’t want to miss. There are few bands out there who have that influence, to make you see the story being unfold when you listen to the lyrics and music.
When it comes to music, the music completes this story. It supports the tale, and the longer you listen to it, the more you want to be part of this tale. Bombastic, power metal and folk elements. It makes you want to be “there”, where the story takes place.
One can listen to the individual songs – what is an important plus when it comes to albums that tell a story – or listen to the entire album.
After all, a fine album with a good story, so I decided to gear up and find my own epic adventure.
- Banished 03:46
- Eyes in the Void 04:40
- Highway to Lud 01:41
- A World That Has Moved On 03:45
- The Reaping 05:11
- Into Demon’s Nest 03:51
- Blind Rage 03:55
- Shattered Mind 04:06
- Until the End 04:37
- We Ride 03:35
- Programmed to Serve 04:07
- Endless Journey 04:11
- The Calling 05:36