Artist: Don’t Drop The Sword
Title: Prelude To The Age Of Heroes EP
Genre: Heavy Metal
Release Date: 3rd June 2022
DON’T DROP THE SWORD and I have met before on this journey written on my old wacky keyboard. Last time I wrote about these absolute warriors was in 2019, quite shortly after I returned to writing itself. The last full-length output got a more than decent 8.5/10 and I guess this one will hit similar. If you are not yet familiar with this band I will further elaborate right about now: Sound-wise DON’T DROP THE SWORD sound like a mix of established yet rather nerdy and special bands that are well known in the sub-genre of Epic Metal. Bands like ETERNAL CHAMPION, VISIGOTH, BLIND GUARDIAN and sometimes even 3 INCHES OF BLOOD (sometimes the vocals change from classic and clean to kinda Death Metal’ish growls). The vocals, when performed in the clean classic way, really remind me of BLIND GUARDIAN’s Hansi Kürsch’s pipes and that is a big compliment because Hansi is fucking unique. This time we just get a taste of things to come as ‘Prelude To The Age Of Heroes’ is just a little EP with three tracks to get us all giddy for the next full-length and I can say it works. ‘Sands Of Time’ is a big an quite epic starting point for the EP and comes with loads of melody, a catchy chorus and interchanging vocals, ‘The Eye Of The World’ does the same but a bit faster and without the change of tone in vocals. The last one is called ‘Prelude’ it's mainly an atmospheric instrumental with some spoken word parts. I, for one, cannot await the next full-length of this band from Erding, Bavaria.
Conclusion: If you dig epic metal you will love this.
Rating: 8 / 10