Recent Reviews

November 2021

October 2021

September 2021

August 2021

[ More Music Reviews ]


Insania: V (Praeparatus Supervivet)
Insania - V (Praeparatus Supervivet) Album Art

Insania: V (Praeparatus Supervivet)

Power Metal
3.5/5.0

V (Praeparatus Supervivet) marks the long-awaited return of Sweden's Insania, a band with a history that dates to 1992. The band has been absent from the studio for 14 years since 2007's Agony - Gift Of Life. The new album reunites most every player from that era with vocalist Ola Halen only coming onboard this year. As the album title suggests, this is Insania fifth studio project. The Latin, Praeparatus Supervivet, can be translated as "Prepared to Survive." Perhaps an omen of future work to come?

Insania - Click For Larger Image

Insania

As a reminder, Insania plays traditional European power metal, featuring two vocalists and a twin guitar attack. The band trifles little with the genre formula. Generally, most songs start with riffs and rhythm section then leap into fast and heavy power metal gallop and groove with quintessential conclusion: epic guitar solos. This formula is self-evident within Power Of The Dragonborn, Blood, Tears And Agony, Praeparatus Supervivet, and the longer The Last Hymn Of Life. But exceptions there are, if only with some small nuances. For instance, My Revelation tricks with acoustic guitar to start, but then it's all power metal from there. Synths are more present at the start of Moonlight Shadow, only to rise with some notice throughout and within the heavy power metal. Not unlike the aforementioned My Revelation, Like A Rising Star uses piano to throw you an initial curve; raucous power metal quickly ensues.

Essentially, if you're a fan of power metal you will enjoy Insania's return to the genre with the bombastic, fast, and heavy V (Praeparatus Supervivet). Recommended to power metal fans worldwide.




CraigHartranft.net - New fiction, crime fiction by Craig Hartranft

The Take Away

Essentially, if you're a fan of power metal you will enjoy Insania's return to the genre with the bombastic, fast, and heavy V (Praeparatus Supervivet). Recommended to power metal fans worldwide.

Find A Review

Alphabetical Index

a b c d e f g h i j
k l m n o p q r s t
u v w x y z #
Album of the Week
Read the Memoria Avenue 2021 Debut Album Review

While their history is somewhat sketchy, we know the following. Arriving from Norway, Memoria Avenue is the creation of guitarist Tor Talle (Northern Light) and vocalist Jan Le'Brandt. Both fellows have been in the ... [ Read More ]

October 2021 Stats
  • Users: 5,536
  • New Users: 4,731
  • Sessions: 11,968
  • Pageviews: 45,537
  • Source: Google Analytics