I was saying just a few weeks ago how Finnish band BEAST IN BLACK was my find of the month, and as time is showing now, I was spot on!
Their sophomore album From Hell With Love has just been released, and... oh my god... I am in heaven!
I described it as a mixture between Judas Priest and ABBA before, and I think thats quite accurate (just throw in a lot more synthesizers!
Anton Kabanen founded the band in 2015 after he left his former band Battle Beast earlier in the same year. Like Battle Beast, the band name is a tribute to the Japanese manga and anime series Berserk.
They are described as arena rock or power metal, and have just so many things to their sound I like! The songs and melodies, AMAZING voice (Greek singer Yannis Papadopoulos... with one of the most mindblowing ranges Ive heard ~ from soft angelic - almost feminine-sounding - singing, to powerful bombastic and high-pitched screams that are to be heard to be believed), excellent guitar riffs and solos, and very notably ~ those wonderful, outstanding SYNTHS that they unashamedly and so expertly apply!
The new album is super-exciting, all-killer-no-filler, and I cant get enough of it!
Meanwhile we are discovering their 2017 debut album Berserker is a total winner as well!