January 2017 Album of the Month: Battle Beast’s Bringer of PainTuesday, 14th February 2017
Sometimes the beginning of a new year can start off quietly, but 2017 has already started with a bang. That’s certainly the case for Finland’s Battle Beast, who are about to release their latest album, Bringer of Pain. Moving past the loss of their main songwriter is accomplishment enough, but to do it with the style and finesse (and fun) found on Bringer of Pain states that Battle Beast will be a name you are hearing about for plenty of time to come. A strong indicator of the year to come, and a release power metal fans should have no trouble getting behind.
An excerpt from Kyle McGinn’s 9/10 review, which posted on January 30, 2017:
When a band loses their main songwriter, often it’s sink or swim time. While some cannot reach their former heights, others make lemonade out of lemons and come out stronger. When Battle Beast lost Anton Kabanen after the release of Unholy Savior, they pulled in Joona Björkroth and got to work on a full-band collaboration for their fourth release. The result should satisfy any previous fans and garner the band some new followers.
If there’s one take-home from Bringer of Pain, it’s the sheer fun factor involved. It’s an album that’s virtually impossible to sit still to while listening – the choruses will get you shouting and the riffs will keep your head and feet moving as you go through each track. Cherry-picking the best elements of the ‘80s in both metallic and pop form, Battle Beast have penned their finest album to date, ensuring just the right combination of catchy melodies with a metallic crunch.
Read the entire review HERE.