Recent Reviews

June 2024

May 2024

April 2024

March 2024

February 2024

[ More Music Reviews ]

Perseus: Into The Silence
Perseus - Into The Silence Album Art

Perseus: Into The Silence

Symphonic Power Metal

When you think of European symphonic power metal band, what country comes to mind first (if not immediately)? You have three guesses, but the first two don't count. Yup. Italy. Duh. Hailing from the Apulia region, Perseus was formed in a mash up between two Apulian metal bands, Hastings and Defenders of the Faith (a Judas Priest tribute). The take their name from the Greek mythological hero, the slayer of the Gorgon Medusa and the rescuer of Andromeda from a sea monster.

Perseus - Click For Larger Image


Begun in 2011, the band dropped two debut demos in 2011, followed by their first studio album, The Mystic Hands of Fate in 2016, then two years later, A Tale Whispered In The Night. The band toured successfully in support of the album, sharing the stage with the likes Dragonhammer, Civil War, among others. Absent for eight years from the studio, Perseus returns with their latest and third long player, Into The Silence, now signed to UK's Escape Music.

WEssentially, and plainly, Perseus plays fast and heavy, epic and bombastic, Italian symphonic power metal. You'll find the usual musical characteristics: speed, heaviness, groove, dueling synth and guitar solos, and soaring vocals wrapped in symphonic embellish. The Perseus sound is neither new or novel, but rather generic and expected. There's nothing new under the sun.

Into The Silence consists of eleven tracks including an instrumental intro, a song sung solely in Italian, Il Labirinto Delle Ombre (The Labyrinth of Shadows), and a power ballad, I Believe In Love. The rest of the songs are distinguished by being duets with vocalist Antonio Abate sharing the mic with different Italian singers. That's the summary. Honestly, I can't point to any song as a favorite. They were all just fine in that aforementioned generic Italian symphonic power metal style.

All considered, if you enjoy Italian symphonic power metal which is neither new or novel, but typical, then you will enjoy Perseus' Into The Silence. Finis. - New fiction, crime fiction by Craig Hartranft

Note: All Amazon advertising in this review first benefits the artist, then Craig Hartranft also receives a residual. Click, and thanks for your support.

The Take Away

All considered, if you enjoy Italian symphonic power metal which is neither new or novel, but typical, then you will enjoy Perseus' Into The Silence. Finis.

Support the artist, click the link below to buy the album at Amazon (US site) in your favorite format.

Purchase Perseus - Into The Silence at Amazon
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 #
New & Notable
Read the Marty Friedman: Drama Album Review

Marty Friedman needs little introduction. His rise to guitar stardom began in Cacophony, a band he formed with Jason Becker. Then, as we all know, his career excelled when he joined Dave Mustaine's Megadeth ... [ Read More ]

May 2024 Stats
  • Views: 15,361
  • Users: 4,086
  • Views Per Users: 3.7.0
  • Event Count: 45,351
  • Sessions: 9,273
  • Engaged Sessions: 5,332
  • Engagement Rate: 57.5%
  • Source: Google Analytics