(Cruz Del Sur Music)
Epic Metal is on the rise again, both newly bands like ATLANTEAN CODEX and even fore-fathers like CIRITH UNGOL provide joy and stimulate the phantasy of the listeners. In addition I have read the name MANILLA ROAD as source of inspiration for new bands and releases over and over again. This time Cruz Del Sur Music are presenting the debut EP by FER DE LANCE from the United States of America. All musicians gained experience in other bands like PROFESSOR EMERITUS, MOROS NYX and quite a few more. Four tracks (no intro) with a playing time of slightly more than 20 minutes are the best way for the trio to introduce themselves to the audience. There are three trademarks which make the hearts of Heavy / Epic Metal fans beat faster. Above all it is the expressive and punchy vocal performance. Clean, versatile and MP (the vocalist) is handling both high and deep parts very well. Screams or cavernous, very deep singing is thankfully totally missing. Thankfully because any other kind of singing would spoil the second great aspect of “Colossus”. Which is the great guitar work, riffs sounding like made for eternity. Instead of focusing on complex songwriting FER DE LANCE rely on simple structures and the power of vocals and guitar. The third and last component are the interspersed acoustic guitars and the background choirs in form of clean chanting. Both elements are giving the songs that special epic touch. And, as icing on the cake, the brilliant cover artwork. It may look simple at the first sight, but it perfectly catches the atmosphere of the four songs. All in all “Colossus” is a true celebration of Epic Metal and if you consider yourself a fan of that genre and the above mentioned bands do not hesitate and visit www.facebook.com/ferdelancemetal or the label here www.cruzdelsurmusic.com for more information and order terms. The EP is available both in CD, 12″ vinyl and in digital format.