ELEGY - Supremacy LP (Black Vinyl)
Elegy

ELEGY - Supremacy LP (Black Vinyl)

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Elegy are a progressive power metal band in the Nation or Royal Hunt register of things. They always employ a shredder, Henk van der Laars on this release, and play a melodic yet wild style that would become indicative of the genre.

The music is pretty solid here with the low-point being Eduard Hovinga sky-high screaming. The album kicks off with a really wankey-but tasteful sounding guitar part. The music is blazing fast and technical power/speed metal. Hovinga is just trying to sing as high as he can mimicking guys like John Cyriis. He is a bit more palatable than Cyriis, if that makes sense; similar to Mario La Mole of Mind Odyssey, but worse. The solo interludes are cool in the first song and in general on the whole album. It is one step from the mindless-wankery that can plague the prog genre. There are some decently cool riffs to be found too. And drummer Dirk Bruinenberg can also play some impressive material. They also have four, count em, four keyboardists on this album according to M-A. Lets not forget Martin Helmantel on bass who is readily audible doing a typical bass performance you would here on albums like these often branching into its own thing rather than mindlessly follow the drums or guitars.