ShadowStrike is five-piece band from United States. Their style is symphonic Power metal formed in 2010.
"Legends Of Human Spirit" is an independently released debut with 10 tracks released it on July 12th 2019.
The first thing I must say about this debut album is that the sound they have is very European metal and very consolidated to be a "young" band.
For me it is a delight to hear new proposals of Power Metal and ShadowStrike has surprised me by the quality of sound, composition and a brilliant vocalist.
What I find most interesting to highlight in this review is how a band makes good power metal without reaching the generic sound of this wonderful metal sub-genre. That is how it sounds original having thousands of influences such as Stratovarius, Rhapsody etc.? The funny thing is that I don't know the answer, but these guys make it.
This is an album that every fan of Metal and especially Power Metal should listen to. It has power, great riffs, guitar solos, speed and the most important innovation, which makes a modern power metal sound.
I am very glad that the band contacted me to do this review because they saw my poll of the best power metal bands. In my view this band is for great things and this record could be or is already is the surprise of 2019.
Best songs: “The Fiery Seas and Icy Winds”, “Heart for Yearning Journey”, “Forever as One”, “Gales of Winter”