TALES AND LEGENDS – Struggle of the Gods (2021)

Incorporating mythology into metal has always been the bread and butter of the movement that has happily bobbed along for the last 40 years. This year has powerhouse vocalist Patrik J. Selleby (Bloodbound, Shadowquest) returning with his new project TALES AND LEGENDS who drop their debut album ‘Struggle of the Gods’ next month.
Selleby’s voice transposes perfectly to TALES AND LEGENDS as the band (Italian members) deliver something that is nothing short of brilliant regarding this genre / style: this modern, polished melodic metal with commercial power flourishes, musically ranging from Allen/Lande to Iron Maiden or Helloween, all wrapped by a top class production & mix.
This is a perfectly balanced album, half the songs full upbeat / half midtempo. There are quick fire guitars, some galloping rhythms and soaring vocals but also clean riffs, keyboard passages and melodic harmonies, that are coupled to an enjoyable story centering around Egyptian mythology that also takes in trips to Greece and Scandinavia….