Grimgotts – Extenditus Playus + Here Be Dragonlords
It’s always hard to try to pick your top album of the year, there are so many.
On the CD it says Symphonic Power Metal from the UK and is two EPs joined into one package. It’s good to have a Power Metal band come through in the UK, it’s been a while since I put on a CD and found out that I enjoyed every track, this is in spite there being line up changes between the two parts of the CD. The vocals from Andy Barton hold everything together as the Melodic Power Metal changes styles from track to track. The combined parts of the CD have 10 tracks.
Both parts of the CDs have the now obligatory intro track for the first minute. Extenditus Playus has a Seafaring Theme, (a Melodic Alestorm ?). Here Be Dragonlords needs no introduction on the Theme, and if you were to twist my hand I’d have to say it is the better of the two parts, only because it has the stand out track ‘Fight Against the World’.
The best compliment I can give them is that this was like listening to the first Power Quest Album for the first time, you just know there may be more good stuff to come. If you like bands like Wisdom, Power Quest, Dreamtale & Orden Ogan etc check them out.