Hideweaver - Time To Rise - Demo 2004 (Independent) - Back
Forli, Italy is the home of power metal band Hideweaver. Basically, they write their material in the N.W.O.B.H.M. style. You could say they are Maidenesque at parts, but they really have a different feel. Songs are written pretty well, but don’t seem to quite have the quality of other bands in the genre. They do many things correctly, just not as good as bands like an Iron Maiden or Savatage. The guitars work well together, the bass and drums fill in everything else soundly, and vocals are solid. “Time To Rise” is not bad, but nothing is really better than average except a couple tracks. “Shinin’ Walls” and “God of the Mountain” are the best tracks on the album in my opinion. There are some nice parts on the seven tracks (excluding the intro), Hideweaver has the ability to take another step forward towards metal glory. Only question is, will they?

Rating: 68