If you prefer you power metal to be all guns blazing, no nonsense, and full of insane shredding guitar lines. Then the mighty Jag Panzer
is the band you should check out next. The Scourge of Light is ten cracking power metal tunes with a slight thrash twist, giving a heavier, harder and faster shape to the music. So be prepared for war because the gargantuan metal machine which is Jag Panzer
will punch through your speakers and is ready for total annihilation!
What will impress most about The Scourge of Light is just how amazing each and every song The Scourge of the Light is. Firstly, they know how to write a killer, catchy, memorable song which will remind you of Power Quest and Iced Earth
. Jag Panzer
take into consideration the heavier side to metal and the mellower side to rock. They have tracks like “Condemned to Fight” which kicks off with full force from the word go, where tracks like “The Setting of the Sun” and “Burn” calm the aggressive charge down, and set a very thoughtful and ambient mood to the album.
The Musicianship on this album is second to none, and the players in Jag Panzer
try to be as diverse as possible when writing and playing their music. The guitar and vocals stand out as being superb examples when looking at proper musicians, showing that metal musicians can play with soul, feeling and skill but still maintain the aggression, power and speed needed to deliver a killer metal performance. From the insane drum intro in “Let it out” to the cantering guitar line in “Overlord”, you are bound to bang your head and clench your fist to this entire album.
Unfortunately quite a few of the tracks sound quite similar and this album gives you a sense of repetition every two or three tracks. A band as diverse and skilled as Jag Panzer
you would think that they could have added a few more song ideas into the pipeline, but hey ho, they do it well, and as they say stick to your guns.
So if you have never heard of Jag Panzer
and like the mellower side of Iced Earth
and the heavier side of Power Quest. Then you must check out Jag Panzer
’s The Scourge of Light, as it is one of the best power metal albums you will hear this year!