When you listen to this album the gates are starting to be besieged by the raging armies. The battle has just begun! The first track “The Revenant King” is amazing. Its super catchy a ton of great riffs. The vocal lines are great. This is just starting your musical trip through this album. The next song “Dungeon master” automatically gets you singing along and headbanging! He’s the dungeon master!
Then my favorite song on this album, the necromancer casts a spell on you because he’s the “Mammoth Rider”. This song is just amazing, really this song takes you on a musical journey. Even though it’s a 7:00 minute song I never get bored. It’s catchy and there is just a lot of cool elements.
One of my favorite part is
“Tale of blood and might
Mammoth rider through the night
The spear of destiny
Eyes full of hate
Gored upon the tusks of fate
Fight against the gods
The mammoth rider comes!”
Also, towards the end of the song there is this sick epic doom part. It reminded me of Atlantean Kodex or Candlemass it just works perfectly.
“Iron Brotherhood” is the quintessential fist banging and headbanging song! “raise your fist beside your brothers!”. The main riff in this song has a Manowar vibe in my opinion. “Necropolis” being the Manilla Road cover is done quite well.. Ending the album off with “From the Arcane Mists of Prophecy” is a really epic song and I think it’s a strong way to end off the album.
The fantasy element is cool and interesting. I know some people aren't fans of that but I think it’s pretty cool. Story telling elements to me really give this album some points in my book. Also, I know Visigoth gets thrown in to the USPM category but to me they are just a heavy metal band with memorable riffs that you can fist bang and head bang too! Check this out and raise your fist beside your brothers!