Finish power metallers BATTLE BEAST released their thirs album “Unholy Saviour” earliert this year. Again, they created a powerful, enthusiastic piece of music full of classical heavy metal riffs and melodies that make you wanna bang your head everytime listening to the opener ‘Lionheart’.
BATTLE BEAST toured with many famous metal bands like Accpet, U.D.O., Powerwolf and Nightwish – and you can hear that these experiences gave the band a very good feeling for songs that blast the audience when played live. “Unholy Saviour” is a good soundtrack for a metal party. But there are also ballads on the album (‘Sea of dreams’, ‘The black swordsman’, ‘Angel Cry’) in which singer Noora Luohimo proves that she can bring an effort to these kind of songs with her voice.
It is just power metal. With a little bit of synthie pop.
Talking about her voice: Sometimes in seems like the style she sings with BATTLE BEAST does not fit her voice perfectly. It is very rocky, but sometimes there could be more of this special spice in hers (whisky and cigarettes?) – or less, that would also be okay.
Unbelievable cool is the song ‘Touch in the night’. The band puts a lot of 80s synthie pop into that one – the song could truly be 30 years old. BATTLE BEAST show that they definitely do have the balls! Love that one!
But in total, “Unholy Saviour” is the next step for the band to find their niche in this huge genre. Especially ‘Speed and danger’ proves that BATTLE BEAST know how to play heavy metal and want more. The top is not reached, yet, for the six musicians, but the path is clear.
02. Unholy Saviour
03. I want the World and everything in it
05. Sea of Dreams
06. Speed and Danger
07. Touch in the Night
08. The black Swordsman
09. Hero’s Quest
10. Far, far away
11. Angel Cry