Power of Metal.dk Review

Style: Heavy Metal/Power Metal/Thrash Metal
Release date: 9 December, 2013
Playing time: 54:29

Young Danish metal crew Meridian is like so many other new bands trying to build a bridge between heavy metal, power metal and thrash metal, a genre bands like Avenged Sevenfold and Disturbed remain the frontrunners of. This ends up being a fine brew with bands like Metallica, Artillery, Sabaton and Iron Maiden rearing their ugly heads occasionally.

"Metallurgy" is by all means a fine debut album, well played and produced, and the style is appreciated by many metal fans these days, so I am sure they'll be noticed. The band has been together for some time and has released 2 EPs prior to this debut album, and it's clear that we are dealing with gifted musicians, who know their trade. The songs are well written and performed, so all in all a fine start.

But I do fear that they might drown in the massive release flow, simply because nothing sets them apart for the masses. But do give these 5 guys from Esbjerg a chance; this is not half bad!

01. Introminator
02. Between Love and Hate
03. Narrowmind
04. Human Price
05. Frozen in Time
06. The Machine
07. Red Horizon
08. Seeking Immortal Life
09. Only the Strong
10. My Enemy
Label: Mighty Music
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: 23 December, 2013
Website: www.meridianband.dk