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Album Review

Most of the European bands with a power metal/prog metal orientation have focused on power metal and prog metal exclusively. They are bands that, although formed in the '90s or 2000s, are hell-bent for the '70s and '80s and faithfully re-create the metal of the past. But Become Death points to the fact that Germany's Symphorce are a different type of metal band; this is a band that, unlike so many of their peers, is largely retro without being exclusively retro. Become Death has many of the influences that are so common among European power metal revival bands, including Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Queensrÿche — and certainly, prog metal favorites Dream Theater are an influence as well. But influences from outside power metal and prog metal often find their way to this late 2006 recording, including thrash metal on "Darkness Fills the Sky" and "Ancient Prophecies," alt metal on "Death Has Come" and "No Final Words to Say" and gothic metal on "Inside the Cast." This 48-minute CD is full of shiny, high-tuned guitars that recall the '70s and '80s, but it also has some downtuned, chugging guitars that are more characteristic of '90s and 2000s alt metal. Some power metal and prog metal enthusiasts might wonder if an album that has been influenced by alt metal, thrash metal and gothic metal should even be described as having a power metal/prog metal orientation — doesn't the very presence of some fast thrash parts, downtuned chugging guitars and goth-minded melodies and keyboards make Become Death something other than a true power metal/prog metal disc? But in fact, power metal and prog metal are the album's main ingredients; alt metal, thrash and gothic metal function as secondary ingredients. Nonetheless, those ingredients add to the intrigue factor, making this enjoyable, if mildly uneven, release one of the less predictable power metal/prog metal recordings of late 2006.

Customer Reviews


From what I see from here and the couple of songs I have from this CD it sounds really good. You try this out.


If You like the sound of this, and you like the sound of that old school metal Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, You should definetly check out Brainstorm. Andy B. Franck's vocal is good on this album, but is Insane ! with Brainstorm. This band is for sure the heavier of the 2. There both a nice change of pace in this world were eveyone tries to sound like the next...

Awesome metal here, my friends, in the show that will NEVER end!

Pop has taken over the popularity charts of music these days. But rock is looming underneath, with progressive metal headoffs like Dream Theater, Pagan's Mind and Gamma Ray, to metal monstrosities like Opeth, Symphorce, Children Of Bodom, Hammerfall and much more. You can't go wrong with metal like this. This is a must have for metal fans of all types. Rock on, brave metal warriors, for the fate of rock depends on it! WIN THE WAR FOR ROCK!


Formed: 1998 in Hamburg, Germany

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '00s

Symphorce is a heavy metal band from Hamburg, Germany, which, though often lumped into the power metal category, actually offers much more than that subgenre's standard blueprint, via more progressive and extreme metal elements. Formed in 1998 by workaholic singer Andy B. Franck (previously with prog-rockers Ivanhoe and concurrently the frontman for more traditional power metal band Brainstorm), Symphorce made their mark with a string of impressive LPs for Noise Records: 1999's Truth to Promises,...
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