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Mehida - The Eminent Storm, Bullroser Records
|Mehida's second album starts with Wrath Of The Flesh Fellowship, with its
progressive metal, uptempo parts and raspy vocals (Thomas Vikström).
When you think this track is representative for The Eminent Storm, you're immediately
proven wrong with the next song, Masquerade. The second song is what might be considered a
melodic metal semi ballad. A little heavier, but still with a gentle sound, is the third
track, Until The Day Breaks. Though heavy metal fans may be getting disappointed by this
point, this is a beautiful track worth the attention. However, The Emiment Storm is not
all mellow, not at all. Just when you start thinking so, the fourth and possibly most
attractive tune starts. Land Of Oblivion starts uptempo, has raw vocals, choir
arrangements, some real fast parts, and even some high pitched vocals. Now you've heard
all the variety this album has to offer. The rest of the CD has, just like the first four,
some songs that are heavier, and some songs with a lighter approach including acoustic and
mellow parts. Keyboard (Mikko Härkin) and guitar solos (Jani Stefanovic and Olli
Tanttu) adorn the album. There's even cello playing and some impressive bass guitar
playing (in Draw Near To My Soul). Anyone who likes well produced, intelligent melodic
metal with beautiful melodies, will like Mehida's latest album. What The Emiment Storm
lacks, though, is a final track that would make you yearn for more.
You can listen to Mehida on myspace.com. The Eminent Storm is distributed in the USA by Youngside Records.