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On disc: Stormwind



- Resurrection - Claudia Ehrhardt - 7 stars
- Stargate - Claudia Ehrhardt - 9 stars
- Stargate - Volker Raabe - 6 stars


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Stargate

Stargate
(Masacre Records - 2001)


This album was released in Japan in 1998 and now after the success of last years release Resurrection, Stargate is now released in Europe!
Stargate is a conceptual album, but the tracks could also stand on their own without losing their magnetism. That Stargate is an outstanding album is proofed, the album got several awards in 1998! Musically guitarist Thomas Wolf, the mainman of Stormwind, always took care that he could recruit talented musicians who are able to play what he has in mind, to realize his vision. Melodic metal... Sometimes slow, sometimes fast with high pitch vocals, if this is what you like, then check this out!
The European release has two bonus tracks, one is a cover version of Malmsteen's Too Young To Die, Too Drunk To Live, a song of the Bonnet era.
One of my favorite tracks is Time Won't Tell which also presents the album very good. With Cry For Your Love there is an epic ballad included which reminds me a little bit of Heart / Alannah Myles due to the female vocals. This album should be in the collection of every melodic metal fan!


9 stars

Claudia Ehrhardt
 

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Stargate

Stargate
(Masacre Records - 2001)


An album which was released in 1998 in Japan will these days hit the European stores. I don't know the debut album Resurrection of the Swedish karate champion and mainman Thomas Wolf - Stormwind.
The Swedish band is playing guitar-driven melodic and epic metal which is based on the guitar riffing. This is documented in anthem-like songs as Pegasus, Masquerade Of Love, Beyond Lies and Tears Of Confession. Unfortunately singer Angelica Häggström isn't always hitting the right nuance and so Stargate can't keep the level of the music. So, it's just an average melodic metal album which has some esprit, but also some weak points...


6 stars

Volker Raabe
(translation: Claudia Ehrhardt)
 

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Resurrection

Resurrection
(Massacre Records - 2000)


The 4th album of the Swedish power metal band of guitarist Thomas Wolf is out now. In 1996 founded in Stockholm soon the band recorded Straight From The Heart which unfortunately was just released in Japan, but soon a deal for outside Japan was found. On the 4th album the band is joined by singer Thomas Vikström known by his work with Candlemass and Brazen Abbott. Musically they are placed somewhere between their Swedish mates Lefay and Majestic. Resurrection offers a variety of songs from speedy power metal tracks, mid-tempo tunes and slow melodic ones and guitar-based stuff. Last years release Heaven Can Wait was a decent album and with this one the band of guitar wiz Thomas Wolf is making a step forward.


7 stars

Claudia Ehrhardt
 

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