Freedom Call is continuing through the tenacity ofChrisBay, after Dan Zimmermann, who founded the group in 1998, decided to disengage from the project. Gamma Ray drummer and did not tour to present Legend of The Shadowking (SPV, 2010) and his replacement, Klaus Sperling, former Primal Fear, and was in charge of the batteries in Land of The Crimson Dawn , who was not time for the European tour that brought them to Spain in February.
Land of The Crimson Dawn, for better or worse seems a continuation of Legend of The Shadowking
Not that there have been major changes in the last decade in the Germanic training. The immobility is innate in the proposed Freedom Call and practicing power metal.
This style, booming in the second half of the nineties and the beginning of the first decade of this century, so residual that is a surprise to see that bands like this or like Iron Savior remain active with the enthusiasm and honor.
The quartet will not remove the tag band rival of Gamma Ray by many discs that serve in the future. It seems incredible butLandofThe Crimson Dawnis her seventh album and his ideas remain intact: super melodic those songs, vocal harmonies combined with heavenly choirs and the magic formula of power metal in the old style with exquisite string arrangements, keyboards and classicist vocation.
But hey, if they had been in 1998 the public had quickly tired of them and that does not seem to have occurred, even with the drop in popularity among the public power metal heavy, now prefer other sounds.
InLandofThe Crimson Dawnfound what we expected from Freedom Call, neither more nor less. That house brand available in any of his previous albums is ‘Rockstars’, ‘Sun In The Dark’ or ‘ValleyofKingdom’. In ‘Hero on Video’, which is their latest single and has a video that can be defined as ridiculous, seems to have done the hand with the sugar and the issue seems to be built to enter radius formulas, unable to ascribe any way the metal.
In return we have one of the best cuts of his career, ‘Back Into The Land of Light’, which clearly has to ‘Land of Light’ of Eternity , his album of 2002, and another two that could come as Crimson Dawn and Legends Space in the three Germans more than meet the expectations placed on them.
Although you also have to thank Freedom Call who have left aside the classic iconography of power metal, which only had room for fantastic ancient legends about dragons, warriors and swords. Well, not quite, because in ‘Killer Gear’, ’69 Warriors’ or ‘ValleyofKingdom’ still go dragons, dungeons and warriors. In this second issue that touches early Native American and repetition ad nauseam of the word warrior (warrior), do the worst candidate for this installment of fourteen songs that, ultimately, it becomes tiresome.
Sugar also has slipped in ‘Eternity’, with the initial piano melody that super catchy so dear to the American public. The final cut, totally festive-tavern, ‘Power of Glory’, where we listen to a bagpipe synthesized, like the Atlantic Arc to the public.
The clearest summary of this seventh installment, held inNuremberg’s ownChrisBayand the sound engineer Stephan Ernst, it seems a continuation of Legend of The Shadowking, although it clearly exceeds the set both in sound and production issues.
Freedom Call – Land of The Crimson Dawn Tracklist
- Age of thePhoenix
- Crimson Dawn
- Warriors 66
- Back Into theLandofLight
- Sun in the Dark
- Hero on Video
- Killer Gear
- Rockin ‘Radio
- Legends Space
- Power and Glory