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“Evernight” by Battlelore

Artist: Battlelore
Title: “Evernight”
Label: Napalm Records
Release Date: 3/13/2007
Genre: Epic Fantasy Metal
Rating: 4/5

If there was ever Metal that was indeed a true battle cry then it is the band Battlelore and their new CD “Evernight” shall call across the lands of myth and bring Orks and Hobbits into conflict once again. Choose your desired side, and raise your sword and shield high once more and prepare for epic adventures deep inside the mystical worlds of Middle Earth. Battlelore is a band that effectively uses authentic costumes and imagery that are both in style and under the permission of the people handling the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien. The combination of the two along with the resounding musical power they deliver allows this Finnish group to take you away from the trappings of the daily routine and instill your spirit with heroic tales of good versus evil. Based on videos and photos, they seem to do this very well and sport period weaponry as well as these detailed costumes and makeup. With Battlelore, you get entertained in both the auditory and visual sense and I daresay left with satisfaction that most other bands only hope their shows could bring you. “Evernight” struck me as a lot different from the previous album “Third Age From The Sun”, as with this one the songs seem to flow seamlessly into each other more than I found on the last effort.
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