New music album SHADOWLYNX: Forged As One: Black Crusade

Founded in 2013, Boston is home of power metal band SHADOWLYNX who is signed to Alone Records located in Greece. The band enjoys writing new songs and each member is valuable to the creation process. Some of the bands that SHADOWLYNX draws from are; Metallica, Iron Maiden, Queensryche, Led Zeppelin, Hammerfall and Avenged Sevenfold.

At first listen, I thought I was listening to an 80s hair band, namely Iron Maiden and boy was I wrong. The most I listened to the first song on the album Forged As One, titled Black Crusade the more the uniqueness of the band stood out as a whole.

At a whopping six minute song length, nearly twice that of an average song these days, this allows more creative control and expression to tell the story. The other songs on the album almost as long and I like this because the listener gets more bang for their buck.

I rate this album 7 out of 10 due to this song does not have the sound that I am looking for in a 2000s band. I am basing this rating on just this one song and not the whole album or the band as a whole. below is a video that I found on the band’s YouTube page and your mileage may vary.