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The Ferrymen: A New Evil
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The Ferrymen: A New Evil

Heavy Power Metal
4.0/5.0

Back for another spin on your smart phone, and hopefully home stereo, is metal triumvirate The Ferrymen. The band features exceptional producer, songwriter, and guitarist Magnus Karlsson, legendary Rage drummer Mike Terrana, and the youngster of the bunch, vocalist Ronnie Romero from Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, and more recently CoreLeoni. The Ferryman arrive their second LP worth of tunes, A New Evil.

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A power trio is an apt description for this metal gang. Between Karlsson's roaring riffs and sharp solos, Terrana's thundering drums, and Romero's assertive and raging vocals, The Ferryman put the "power" into their heavy power metal. Most every song here is fast and heavy, raging and racing, as it speeds like a nitro-fueled dragster to an epic Karlsson guitar solo. Yet, just to throw you off balance, in his songwriting, Karlsson likes to begin songs with a lighter to symphonic introduction. Sometimes the synth motif continues but, if so, it's crushed by the The Ferryman power metal or reduced to a slight segue (as within The Night People Rise).

Nevertheless, all the arrangements are still wrapped up in melody and harmony, mostly in the guitar and vocal parts. If there's any metal "mellowness" to be found, it might be with Heartbeat, which turns upon slight piano, symphonic synths, bombastic riffs, and vocal breakdowns to create a rising, still quite heavy, metal anthem. Otherwise, the album is simply a tsunami of epic and bombastic power metal which will melt your brain, fry your ear drums, and pummel you into the submission while you bang you head in oblivious enjoyment. Mission accomplished for The Ferryman. Top pick for melting into a metal catatonic state: Don't Stand In My Way, Save Your Prayers, No Matter How Hard We Fall, and The Night People Rise.


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The Ferrymen's A New Evil is simply a tsunami of epic and bombastic power metal which will melt your brain, fry your ear drums, and pummel you into the submission while you bang you head in oblivious enjoyment. Mission accomplished for The Ferryman. Recommended.

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