BattleroaR - To Death and Beyond... CD Review ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

Saturday, July 12, 2008

BattleroaR - To Death and Beyond... CD Review

BattleroaR - To Death and Beyond CD ReviewWith the release of their third full-length disc, To Death and Beyond, BattleroaR have moved over Italian metal label Cruz Del Sur Music. The band seems to have benefited from the move as this is their strongest release to date in terms of both songwriting and production.

To Death and Beyond is firmly rooted in the sound of 80's classic power-metal. Helloween, Iron Maiden, Manowar are some of points of comparison that come immediately to mind. Like many of their contemporaries, BattleroaR's lyrics focus on fantasy and sword-and-sorcery themes. The music is big, epic metal that incorporates orchestral parts, violins and acoustic guitars in addition to soaring guitars and crashing drums. All of the music is complemented by Marco Concoreggi's clean vocals. Check out the track "Oceans of Pain" which is streaming on the BattleroaR's MySpace page and this will give you a good feel for what the rest of this disc sounds like.

This disc clocks in at 60 minutes and most of the tracks are 5 minutes or longer. There is enough variation in the band's songs and song structures that this disc kept me engaged through a couple of listens. While the band doesn't break any new ground, this release is well put together and will find favor with fans of the power-metal genre.