All songs on this segment are gathered in a Spotify playlist, you can find it here
The Classic: Helloween - Eagle Fly Free
While "I Want Out" might have gotten the most recognition (especially on the radio) out of the songs on the legendary "Keeper of The Seven Keys, Pt. 2", I feel like its brother "Eagle Fly Free" is the better song, at least from a historical stand point. "Eagle Fly Free" could easily be described as the original power metal song, being the influence to tons of bands in the future. It is just a great song, with its incredibly fast pace and those beautiful Michael Kiske vocals. A power metal lover's wet dream.
The Newcomer: DGM - The Secret Pt. 1
As stated in my review, DGM has really stepped up their game, rising to the top of the progressive depth chart. I could have easily chosen the entire "The Secret" for this week's newcomer, and while the second part has its charm, I cannot deny the instantaneous love that happened between me and the first part. Those thrilling riffs got me hooked, and I was completely sold thanks to a fantastic vocal performance and exciting song structure. A thrilling ride, just as good as any roller coaster out there.
Check out my review of the album this song is from, "The Passage"
The Personal Favourite: Timeless Miracle - Curse of The Werewolf
There are some bands that you wished were still around, and then there is Timeless Miracle, a Swedish power metal band that released their debut "Into The Enchanted Chamber" in 2005, and has stayed dead quiet since. That album is fantastic, and it is topped by the amazing song "Curse of The Werewolf", a 7 minute journey through cheesy power metal that is sure to bring a smile to your face. Yes, it is slightly over the top, but the beats, riffs, melodies, and enthusiasm is simply infectious, and very hard to resist. It still sounds up to date, 11 years after its release, which just proves that this band had something special going. Please come back soon Timeless Miracle, I wanna see more from you guys.
Robert "Sharkruisher" Andersson