Krilloan - Stories Of Times Forgotten - Reviewed By Metal Digest ! Check it out here at this link: https://metal-digest.com/2022/02/01/krilloan-stories-of-times-forgotten-ep/
There is plenty of power metal out there, from dragons and tits to widdly keyboard solos, history and inner feelings it takes some real panache to stand out. But stand out is exactly what Krilloan have achieved with their debut EP ‘Stories of Times Forgotten’.
Krilloan are a band which have grown up eating nothing but late 90’s and early 2000’s power metal; the band have taken this classic sound and brought it kicking and screaming into the 20’s with their take on one of metal’s most iconic instantly identifiable products. Clocking in at just under 21 minutes, ‘Stories…’ show that Krilloan have that true power metal sound, tracks such as ‘Moonblade’ and ‘Fireborn’ have all the charging appeal of Sonic Haven, Blind Guardian and Paladin whilst having all the gallop of Helloween, Gamma Ray and those amazing early HammerFall album. These songs contain soaring vocals, tight as a submarine door guitars as well as flurries of twin guitars and best of all, no fucking keyboards or pew pew disco drums, which really remind the listener why they’re a fan of the genre in the first place.
As an EP, Krilloan have delivered something really good, it is a shame that this is an EP and not a full album because just when it is in the middle of things, it ends, but in that case, there is literally only one thing to do and that is the whack it on again. - Metal Digest
Release Date: May 21, 2021
FFO: Blind Guardian, Helloween, Hammerfall, Gamma Ray, Evertale, Warrior Path, Lost Horizon
Label: Stormspell Records
Krilloan started out in 2020 as a solo project by Klas Holmgren. The vision was to write songs in the same spirit as the melodic power metal-, and heavy metal bands of the late nineties-early 2000: s. High speed, soaring guitar solos, thundering drums and no keyboard solos! Based around composer and guitarist, Klas Holmgren from Sweden, Krilloan quickly grew into something larger than it was meant to be. One year later, the project now features members from all over the world with Klas and long-time friend Steve Brockmann as the core. The project revolves around classic metal themes with fantasy lyrics and the debut EP, Stories Of Times Forgotten was released on May 21. In late 2020 Krilloan joined forces with Stormwarrior main man Lars Ramcke and Piet Sielck of Iron Savior who agreed to mix and master the album, Krilloan managed to get the sound they were looking for. When Felipe Machado Franco agreed to paint the cover art, they had all the pieces of the puzzle to bring the vision to life. The single “Fireborn” was released a month earlier and has been played on metal radio stations all over the world. The EP has been well received and there have been positive reviews from the international metal press. Locally in Sweden, Krilloan has done several interviews and there has been a lot of press coverage.
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Band Line Up:
Klas Holmgren - Guitars
Steve Brockmann – Lead Guitars
Alex VanTrue - Vocals
Marco Toba - Vass
David Lanas - Drums
01 – Into The Storm
02 - Yggdrasil
03 - Fireborn
04 - Moonblade
05 – Times Forgotten
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