Brainstorm – Scary Creatures

Label: AFM  Records   Release: 15th January 2016   Playing Time: 50min


For many years, Brainstorm have been among the most reliable bands in the German Heavy Metal scene: the constant line up, frequent live shows and – the most important aspect – releasing overall flawless records have made Brainstorm into one of the best Power Metal bands worldwide. Could such a band possibly do something wrong? Can such a band release a weak album? One should think this is impossible …

But nevertheless, “Scary Creatures” is the band’s first album that does not convince me. It would not be fair to talk about a bad album, because it is actually not more than average. I miss the great melodies and choruses, which made previous albums so appealing. Where are songs like ‘Liquid Monster’, ‘All Those Words’ and ‘Falling Spiral Down’? The only song that sticks out of the uniform sound is ‘We are…’, a track that might become the new band anthem. The other 9 songs did not leave a lasting impression, even after the 6th or 7th time of listening to the CD. Therefore “Scary Creatures” is for me the first disappointment of this year. Actually, there are many other bands who usually do not exceed average level…


  • 6.5/10
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Timo Pässler - reports, reviews, photos - - - Favorite genres? - - - Power, Speed, Melodic, Symphonic and Thrash Metal, sometimes also Black and Death Metal, when I am in mood for it - - - Favorite bands? - - - Blind Guardian, In Flames, Children of Bodom, Powerwolf, Kreator, Vader, Avantasia, Iced Earth, Amon Amarth and many more! - - - Other interests? - - - Music (listening + playing), sports, acting and scouts

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