Ironsword are back after a five year hiatus with their latest album, Servants of Steel. If you’ve ever heard Ironsword before, then you know exactly what to expect from them. They play a brand of epic heavy metal that operates at neck-breaking speeds and their quality and consistency earned them a well deserved spot on our epic heavy metal essentials.
The final installment of a 4 piece series on Epic Heavy Metal. This segment examines the broader European scene beyond Italy and Greece. This segment also features an interview with Nuno of Ravensire.
“Raw and passionate” is a self description provided by Portugese epic metallers Ravensire. We March Forward, the band’s 2013 debut album and my first exposure to their music, clearly demonstrated this to be the case with its no-frills approach. A few years later and we saw the release of the band’s sophomore album, The Cycle Never Ends. Ravensire were more ambitious with this sophomore effort and it manifested itself with a bigger emphasis on songwriting and storytelling. Three years later and the band is set to release their third album titled, A Stone Engraved in Red, with intent to continue in the steps of its predecessors and prove indeed that the cycle never ends.