Fireworks

Borealis - 'The Offering' http://rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/51/7c/62/borealis-the-offering-12-1523821011.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     April 15, 2018    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
1738   0   1   0   0   0

Artist

Artist

Title

Label

Genre

A killer release from one of Canada's best-kept secrets.

This is the fourth studio album from Canadian Melodic Power Metallers Borealis and I have to say that it is one of the best albums of its kind that I've heard for many a moon. Their first three releases were very good, but with 'The Offering' the band have pulled out all the proverbial stops to record a masterwork in the genre of Power Metal. The musicianship is off the charts and the vocals of Matt Marinelli are a force to be reckoned with. However, what makes this album stand out from all the rest of the bands in this over-crowded genre are the songs; they are dynamic, aggressive, entertaining and filled with enough melody to fell a charging Bull. Borealis have really struck at the heart of what makes a great sounding Metal album.

The first song is all the proof you'll need of what I have just stated above. 'The Fire Between Us' starts slowly until the guitars of Matt Marinelli and Ken Fobert explode from the speakers with a riff that threatens to dislodge your head from its shoulders. From there on in, Borealis attack your audio senses with a melodic Metal barrage that is second to none. 'Sign Of No Return', the title track, the rifftastic 'River' and 'Second Son' all show a band that have a wonderful ear for Metal that is infused with melodic sensibilities.



However, Borealis also know that you can't just have a one-paced album and the exquisite ballad 'The Devil's Hand' sends chills down your neck as you play it. The awesome 'Scarlet Angel', the glorious riff-heavy 'The Awakening' and the nine-minute epic entitled 'The Ghosts Of Innocence' continue this album's Melodic Metal assault. I have returned to this particular release more than any other over the last couple of months simply because it is a "monster"!

If you like beautifully crafted songs that are played by consummate musicians who understand that melody is King, then I suggest... no, heavily urge that you buy, beg or borrow a copy of this incredible album as soon as you possibly can. This is a killer release from one of Canada's best-kept secrets.

Ian Johnson

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site