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If Melodic Power Metal is your thing, these technically proficient Slovakians will certainly be of interest.

This Power Metal outfit from Slovakia had the dependable Goren Edman handle the vocals on their first couple of records and then on their last album, the epic 'Exodus', they used different vocalists for each track. One of those singers, Mayo Petranin, is now their permanent vocalist and sings on all the songs here, making for a more unified sound.

Petranin has a voice that works well with the music, capable of hitting those soaring notes. But what really identifies the band is their Neo-Classical twin guitars that pump out sharp, heavy riffs and speedy guitar runs that are driven by an explosive rhythm section that, at times, outpaces Usain Bolt along with a keyboard sound that adds colour.

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The band's first single off this release, 'Lost And Found', has a good hook whilst you would be forgiven for thinking the band were Scandinavian listening to 'The Secret Of The Sea' with its catchy chorus. 'Prophet Of Doom' also has a good hook and is complex enough to tip it into the Prog camp whereas 'Tempter Of Evil' balances power and melody to good effect. Other tracks of note include 'The Kingdom Of Heaven' which creates a soaring soundscape that feels like what an ascension to heaven might indeed feel like. They save the epic 'Bells Are Tolling' for last, a track that starts acoustically before it builds in intensity.

Signum Regis have refused to stand still. Using Edman for the first couple of albums showed their desire to reach an international audience, their previous album upped their ambition with its epic narrative and now with a permanent vocalist in Petranin they continue to grow.

If Melodic Power Metal is your thing, these technically proficient Slovakians will certainly be of interest.

Duncan Jamieson

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