Anmeldt av Matt Coe
(Mausoleum Records, 2014)

Karakter: 4/6

Belgian melodic metal here from Megasonic - as "Intense" is their debut album, a 13 song effort that consists of 11 originals plus two closing cover tracks for "Down to Mexico" (Paul Gilbert) and "Does Your Mother Know" (ABBA). The band has a dramatic, almost theatrical nature during a ballad like "Love Lost Love" that has similarities to Savatage circa "Streets: The Rock Opera", but can also be very straightforward and heavy in a heads down manner for "Bombs Away" and the Primal Fear-ish "Eye of the Storm".

Dimitri Verhoeven has a decent but not spectacular vocal range - and I enjoy his wider approach on the cover tracks, developing his bluesy chops on "Down to Mexico" while being very pomp rock and fun-loving on the ABBA cut. In the end "Intense" is a solid platform for Megasonic to grow and expand upon.





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16.04.2019: HARMDAUD - Skärvor
15.04.2019: JORDAN RUDESS - Wired for Madness
14.04.2019: DWARROWDELF - Of Dying Lights
13.04.2019: ACCURSED SPAWN - The Virulent Spawn
12.04.2019: S91 - Along The Sacred Path
11.04.2019: BLACK MAGIC - Wizard's Spell
10.04.2019: ROBIN TROWER - Coming Closer to the Day
09.04.2019: FROZEN CROWN - Crowned In Frost
08.04.2019: IRON MAIDEN - 2018 Re-masters
05.04.2019: TNT - Encore - Live in Milan
04.04.2019: NERVENBEISSER - Alles Gut
03.04.2019: ASHEN HORDE - Fallen Cathedrals
02.04.2019: ILLIMITABLE DOLOR - Leaden Light
01.04.2019: EAMONN FORDE - The Final Days of EMI: Selling the Pig
31.03.2019: REEF - In Motion
29.03.2019: VIRCOLAC - Masque