We are Forerunners. Guardians of all that exists. The roots of the Galaxy have grown deep under our careful tending. Where there is life, the wisdom of our countless generations has saturated the soil. Our strength is a luminous sun, towards which all intelligence blossoms... And the impervious shelter beneath which it has prospered.
Maybe not quite as epic as a Derek Riggs creation, but still not bad
Canadian metal act UNLEASH THE ARCHERS just released their new album, Time Stands Still, last Friday. I've been listening to it pretty much non-stop for the past 3 days, alongside LOST HORIZON's debut album, Awakening the World.
I can tell you without hesitation that this is one of the finest power metal albums that has come along since that latter band came completely unstuck after they released their second, almost equally brilliant, album, A Flame to the Ground Beneath.
These guys absolutely kill it. Their new album simply slays. Whether you start with the epic power-metal anthem "Frozen Steel", the face-ripping "Tonight We Ride", the NWOBHM tribute track "Test Your Metal", the death-thrash fusion of "Crypt", or the epic, impossibly addictive "Dreamcrusher", this album keeps you hooked.
This album defies easy classification into any particular metal sub-genre. It is, quite simply, awesome.
So what are you waiting for? Go get a copy- not least because, if you do, the probability that these crazy-awesome Canadians will do a tour of the East Coast goes way up.