Mystic Prophecy

Label: Massacre Records
Three similar bands:
Rating: HHHHHHH (5/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm
1. Killhammer
2. Armies of Hell
3. To Hell and Back
4. Kill the Beast
5. Hate Black
6. Children of the Damned
7. 300 in Blood
8. Angels of Fire
9. Warriors of the Northern Seas
10. Set the World on Fire
11. Crazy Train (Ozzy Osbourne Cover)

R.D. Liapakis - Vocals
Markus Pohl - Guitars
Laki Ragazas - Guitars
Connie Andreszka - Bass
Tristan Maiwurm - Drums

2002: Vengeance
2003: Regressus
2004: Neverending
2006: Savage Souls
2007: Satanic Curses
2009: Fireangel
2011: Ravenlord


Mix by Fredrik Nordström
Produced and mastered by R.D.Liapakis and C. Schmid at Music Factory/Prophecy Studios in Kempten

Article about Mystic Prophecy

Released 2013-09-27
Reviewed 2013-09-22


German/Greek band Mystic Prophecy are back, back with their eighth album that follows the acclaimed two predecessors that both has been highly regarded by the Hallowed reviewer. In many ways it looks quite similar to the albums before it, it is still a quintet, RD Lipakis is still singing and producing their stuff. The cover art is also similar to what we saw before, I guess it would be easy to assume that it is business as usual for these guys and you wouldn’t be wrong in that assumption.

If you have heard these guys before you’ll know how it sounds as it is the same powerful power metal with RD Lipakis characteristic vocals giving you the words. The tempo is often quite high varied with some anthemic power metal tunes. At the same time as it is powerful it is also melodic and many of the songs build on catchy choruses, RD Lipakis sings really well and his somewhat raspy voice works brilliantly for the kind of music the band performs. And the sounds is brilliant, I would call this a flawless production. Mystic Prophecy once again perform at the highest level.

Ravenlord that arrived two years ago is a hard act to follow and I don’t think that they are quite there with Killhammer. That doesn’t mean that they aren’t any good though, it just means that they aren’t as good as they were on the past album. Killhammer is a solid and very strong power metal album, it is built on excellent melodies and strong choruses and songs. It is an enjoyable album that has no apparent flaws, it is an impressive showcase from an impressive band. A band that has grown into a very dependable high quality music act. I am impressed by these guys, and by this album even though I’d rather listen to Ravenlord over it.

Easily recommended for the one who likes power metal or who like Mystic Prophecy, it is a very solid power metal album. I like it a lot. I have no particular super favourite amongst the tracks, opening Killhammer is a strong track, the ending Ozzy cover Crazy Train is another highlight even though none of the highlights are towering way above the rest of the album’s tracks. It is an impressive showcase of strong power metal, and impressive showcase of a band who knows their stuff. So, there’s is really no reason at all not to look closer at this new album by Mystic Prophecy. They keep delivering.



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