Label: Scarlet Records
Three similar bands: Cryonic Temple/Sabaton/Metalium

Rating: HHHHHHH (4/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm
1. Broken
2. Graced Or Damned
3. Back In To The Dark
4. Blinded Eyes Will See
5. Where Our Memories Used To Grow
6. Acceptance
7. Free Again
8. Center Of The Storm
9. War
10. Fear Of Being Alive

Samuel Lundström - Lead Guitar
Joel Kollberg - Drums
Kristoffer Lidre - Bass
Anders Sköld - Vocals and Guitar

Live Forever (EP 2013)
Gladiator's Tale (2015)
Into the Void (2016)
Legend of the Starborn (2018)

Jonas Heidgert - vocals on ‘Where Our Memories Used to Grow’

Recorded and mixed by Ronny Milianowicz at Studio Seven
Mastered by Tony Lindgren at Fascination Street Recording
Artwork by Thomas Holmstrand

Released 2020-08-21
Reviewed 2020-08-26


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Now it is a quartet of albums for the Swedish quartet Veonity who are giving us the new album Sorrows. It is a conceptual album about issues of betrayal, grief and solitude – all neatly wrapped up in a glorious power metal blanket. I am not sure it is neatly wrapped in a good cover; I don’t really fancy it. But what about the music? We reviewed the previous release and wasn’t overly impressed, but we found it to be pretty good without really making a mark.

This new album follows in the footstep of the predecessor in that it is the same style of power metal with a decent vocalist and strong melodies. Quite melodic and catchy, pretty speedy and decent energy, good production, one can say positive things about about their capacity to produce power metal. It should feel familiar to the power metal fan, they do not really think anything outside the box with this album. The variation we get is pretty much standard for an album within the genre and there are no surprises here, but it is a quality production with decent playing time.

Pretty good album, the songs are pretty catchy and energetic, but they aren’t particularly exciting. The thing with this album is that it may seem to be more than fine at first glance, and I don’t doubt that power metal fans will like it, but when you start to think about things that makes this more exciting than the average power metal album it becomes much more difficult. It isn’t easy to find standout moments from this album; it is a solid production all the way through, but that real excitement is missing.

I don’t have much to complain about when it comes to Veonity’s new album Sorrows, it is a fine album, it is most likely worth checking out if you are a fan of the power metal genre. The niggle I have is that the album isn’t very exciting, it doesn’t leave a lasting impression, it is pretty forgettable. A good album should manage to stick in the mind of the listener, to pop up all the time and so on, this one doesn’t do that. It is pretty much the same thing I felt about the previous, it is good and catchy but not very memorable.