ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2008 ! IN MY OPINION THIS IS A POWER METAL MASTERPIECE ! THIS YOUNG SWEDISH BAND SCORED VERY BIG IN THE GENRE ! SMASH HITS : MY JUDAS , MY HEART , BUY IT NOW ! MONSTER CD !
- This DVD starts with the Deli Creeps\' complete 4/3/91 concert at the Kennel Club in San Francisco. The lineup is Maximum Bob, Pinch Face, Tony Black, and Buckethead, who delivers a spectacular performance with the camera just a few feet away. The next segment captures the band\'s legendary San Francisco debut, at the I-Beam on 9/1/90, with Buck, Maximum Bob, Pinch Face, and bassist Saucy Pa
Saint Deamon is a new band put together by some Swedish Metal familiar faces: Ronny Milianowicz and Nobby Noberg (both ex Dyonisus and songwriters for Primal Fear and Cans), Jan Thore Grefstad (ex Highland Glory) while guitar player Toya Johansson wrote songs for Sinner and Ride The Sky.
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Since Sweden’s Saint Deamon was added to this year’s ProgPower USA lineup, I decided I’d better check out their debut album In Shadows Lost from the Brave to see what to expect from this new band.
Saint Deamon, which features the rhythm section from Dionysus (Ronny Milianowicz and Nobby Noberg) plus ex-Highland Glory vocalist Jan Grefstad and guitar wizard Toya Johansson, plays highly melodic power metal along the lines of Primal Fear and Brainstorm. The band’s version of power metal leans more towards Judas Priest than Helloween (which was not the case in Dionysus). There are plenty of great melodies, but this is definitely a metal album with some punch. The musicianship is tight, and while Grefstad’s vocals can get irritating at times, for the most part he does a terrific job.
Saint Deamon is a promising new band, and I’m looking forward to hearing how they deliver this material live. I recommend Saint Deamon to fans of melodic power metal bands like Primal Fear, Brainstorm, Circle II Circle, Pyramaze, and Tad Morose.
NOTE: The album closes with a pair of hidden tracks. The first is an instrumental “karaoke” version of My Heart, and the second is an alternate version of Run for Your Life.