Human Fortress

Human Fortress

Lord of Earth and Heavens Heir

Steamhammer / SPV

A fine German heavy metal epic this is, yes indeed. Hey, the European Power Metal movement is not being ignored by this American Viking…

Lord of Earth and Heavens Heir is a timeless collection, I could imagine, of tune-yarns to be sung around the huge campfires set up on the battlefields just outside of a recently taken castle… Or perhaps they’d be more appropriate after slaying a dragon… Indeed, they sing of mighty deeds in “The Dragon’s Lair.”

This is the debut album for Human Fortress, a six-piece band that includes some of the most intricate metal keyboarding I’ve heard. Heavy metal harpsichord anyone? Their vocals, including the choral parts, are excellent and of epic proportion.

Steamhammer Records: http://www.spv.de

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