|Armory - The Dawn Of Enlightenment (Independent)
The band was first formed by Chad and Joe in 2001. They have been trying to perfect their original songs ever since. Finally, they were able to do so in this recording which was released at the end of last year (2007). Their sound which is a combination of Progressive Metal, Thrash Metal and Power Metal is pretty original in my opinion. They fall into this unique genre considered to be Melodic Power Metal.
I think this band's sound and lyrical content are very promising plus Melodic Power Metal is 1 genre I haven't heard much of. Some of the only acts I've heard which reflect this genre are Helloween and Savatage. The lyrics are also unique because they're more philosophical in nature and were written by their vocalist plus the eldest Kurland brother Jason. I'd say that it took much time to form this sound. I also believe it took much thought to write these lyrics because they're not just about death and dying which are subjects that many Metal acts tend to focus on.
"Forever Triumphant", "Warrior Forlorn" and the title track are my favorite songs though I like pretty much all of them. If you want to hear some awesome Metal be sure to visit their web site http://www.faithinsteel.com/ and pick up this release!
Reviewed By: Death8699 - http://www.death8699.com/