Storyteller, The - The Storyteller

Year of Release: 2000
Label: House of Kicks
Catalog Number: CD NFR044
Format: CD
Total Time: 48:53:00

Although this CD has been out for a while, it is damn worth reviewing, as this is one of Y2K's definitive highlights. The Storyteller hails from Sweden (what else is new?) and is another band added to the ever-growing list of melodic speed/power metal bands.

The music can best be described as melodic speed/power metal with folk and medieval elements. The guitars by Frederik Groth are up front, melodic and powerful, while the solid vocals of L.G Persson are clear and more low-ranged than what we are usually offered by bands of this ilk. L.G Persson proves to have a wide range and certainly delivers. The melodies are easily accessible, being both melodic and catchy. The compositions are good and the folk, classic and medieval arrangements are nicely incorporated into the music. The songs are overall strong and on top they have a good production.

Considering the high quality of this product, this is another CD that has sadly been overlooked and deserves more attention. Fans of melodic speed/power metal with fantasy lyrics, take note; this is one of the best CDs of the genre this year, you would not want to miss out on this one.

[This review originally appeared November 2002 at the ProgPower Online review site -ed.]

And The Legend Begins (1:12) / Guardians Of Kail (6:06) / Always Be There (5:12) / Sense Of Steel (5:18) / Power Within (4:13) / Book Of Mystery (5:43) / Like A Wind (4:09) / A Test Of Endurance And Strength (4:43) / Chant Of The Thieves (3:06) / The Storyteller (9:09) / Chant Of The Thieves (demo version '95)*

* JP bonus

L.G. Persson - vocals, bass
Fredrik Groth - guitars
Erik Gornostajev - guitars
Martin Hjerpe - drums


Fredrik Nordstr?m - grand piano, keyboards, guitar
Steven Andersson - guitar (6,10)

The Storyteller (2000)
Crossroads (2001)
Tales Of A Holy Quest (2003)

Genre: Progressive-Power Metal

Origin SE

Added: February 20th 2005
Reviewer: Bjørnar Bevolden
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Language: english


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