SEVEN THORNS “Return To The Past” (2011)
Label: Nightmare Records
End Of The Road [4:41]
Through The Mirror [4:26]
Freedom Call [4:19]
Forest Majesty [4:09]
Spread Your Wings [5:24]
Fires And Storms [5:31]
Return To The Past [5:59]
BIGGER THAN LIFE
First: Thanx Axel, great job!
Second: It is never too late to do.
Third: How will I now live in suffocating silence waiting for each of the albums of this wonderful and amazing group that is Seven Thorns, an absolute revelation in metal (since Pathfinder, I was expecting such emotions!), highlighting a heavy power metal racy by an incredible aptitude was known with each note kiss the firmament, with each melody shiver that remains me of soul, find the way that leads to my heart.
My God, this music is like the newborn’s first shuffle.
These Danes are magicians, and the first real album, “Return to the Past”(out 2011) is an elixir of youth, which dice the first piece “Liberty” (with Olaf Lenk guest of choice) announces a road paved with gold. This hot, charming voice that takes you by the hand and you leads in a whirlwind of sensations that will now be your best friend, and this magnificent storyteller of Erik Blomkvist will become the main jewel in a jewel case, “ecrin” of melodic metal absolutely classy and powerful, made by the enchanting guitars and air of the virtuoso and inspired Christian Strojer and those of supersonic Gabriel Tuxens, by hypnotic keyboards’s Asger Nielsen’s shaman with the complicity of Mikkel Henderson (Fate, Evil Masquerade), by the precision bassist Nicolaj Marker and the human metronome Lars Borup, who knows what means feeling and groove, that everything is enveloped in beauty by the legendary Tommy Hansen.
Really, it should be here be absolute clarity: was rarely heard such a wonder.
This sense of plenitude, this pleasure communicative immediate, it is the real power of this music that transcends you, pierces, and then the trance and dance of joy, and finally the Redeemer breath, there is a lack of oxygen both it take you flirting with the highest peaks.
Enlivening choruses, solis neo-classics, hellish refrains, musical flight of a lyrical nature embracing the heavens, inspired texts, it affects to the sublime (“End Of The Road”, “Through The Mirror”) and in the calyx is takeoffs At Vance, Masterplan, Sonata Artica bloods: we speak here of total perfection.
They are not many offer you such chills, this rare gift is precious.
Instantly catchy, bombastic, each song becomes a hymn to joy, and you know that you will live the rest of your life with this music by your side. It can’t leave you. For the best. Always for the best.
This music will forge your future memories.
It was written without doubt I’ll meet a new friend to accompany me in the swamps of the melancolia for the still fragile years to come, faithful as friends have been Whitesnake in 1987, Dr. Feelgood’s Motley in 1989 & as well as more recently one of the last moves of absolute lightning, Fate in 2006 with the album V, and of course for those who read me (what good taste, friends!), this Lou Reed & Metallica (see my column…), which all have wrought me, loved, helped.
Today (this night) is a great day:
Seven Thorns has delighted my heart.
Metal is my Destiny-
Reviewed by MEL DELACROIX