Crossing Eternity – The Rising World
Released 2018 Rockshots Records on CD and digital.
This is Crossing Eternity’s debut album. That is really hard to believe given the quality of this release!
The Romanian/Swedish/German four piece metallers have a mature, melodic power that can’t fail to impress metal lovers everywhere. “The Rising World” is a great album, full of varied songs, hooks and meaningful lyrics. Across the 13 songs on CD we’re treated to power metal, Norse imagery, dragons, magick and all those things we love. Absorbing, atmospheric, rousing and true metal.
“Crossing Eternity” opens the album well, real power metal and from then it’s a journey of soundscapes, sing-a-longs, riffs and glorious vocals by Berti Barbera. His voice fits so well – powerful yet emotive and musical. The rest of the band: Manu Savu – Guitar, Uffe Tilman – Drums, Johann Hentz – Bass are all great musicians who know their subject matter well. Riffing, souring solos and a rhythm section that’s like a beating heart.
01 Crossing Eternity
02 Ghost Of A Storm
03 Sand In The Sky
04 High above the crown
05 Kingdom Come
06 Embrace Your Voices
07 Journey To The End Of Dreams
08 Winter Poem
10 Dreams Fall
11 Angels Cry, Rainbows Hide
12 Spirit Of The Forest
13 War Of Gods
Fans of Helloween and Nightwish will love “The Rising World”. We especially like the multi-dimensional feel of the songs – light and shade, highs and lows, power and delicacy. Great musicianship and credit should go to the album’s producer who’s done a sterling job 8/10