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Will please any fans of Melodic Power Metal with ease.

Now this is what we want! These German Power Metal maestros have delivered a third album that takes all the positives from the first two and builds on them with even more mighty Metal mayhem. Taking the baton from the likes of DragonForce and Freedom Call, 'Dreamchaser' is the ideal record to be released on a label called 'Sonic Attack'.

It's impossible to listen to Victorius without thinking of DragonForce, because when they build up a head of speed, they are every bit as good as the Power Metal princes. Straight out of the gate, 'Twilight Skies' barrels along with gusto and vigour, drums going like the clappers, guitars widdling like an incontinent Labrador and vocals soaring to the sky and back. Yes, I quite like it.

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It doesn't stop until the majestic closing ballad 'Silent Symphony', which is the kind of ballad I actually like – one with big brass balls. Elsewhere, the standout track for me is 'Speedracer', a three and a half minute showcase of speed and pure melody that is simply an astounding example of Melodic Speed Metal.

Ultimately, Victorius aren't bringing anything new to the genre but what they have is so tight, so entertaining that they are easily forgiven. Passionate, fast, powerful and full of lovely guitar work, 'Dreamchaser' will please any fans of Melodic Power Metal with ease.

Alan Holloway

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