Cain's Offering Stormcrow


On the 15th of May in Europe and May the 19th in North America Frontiers Music Srl will release Cain's Offering's second album Stormcrow.

The follow up to the band's 2009 acclaimed debut cd Gather The Faithful sees the bands brainchild Finnish guitarist/songwriter Jani Liimatainen, a founding member of Sonata Artica,being joined by Stratovarious members vocalist Timo Kotipelto and keyboardist Jens Johansson, plus Jonas Kuhlberg on bass and Jani "Hurtsi" Hurula (Paul Di'anno) on drums.

If you loved the Gather The Faithful album then you will love the new album.Huge vocals and even bigger choruses,big riffs,symphonic soundscapes layered with keys and with wailing guitar solo's and a wall of double bass drums.European power metal at it's finest.

The title track is first up and grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go.It amazes me how a band can lay down a barrage of drums but still produce a superb melodic chorus which has a keys depth added as the chorus starts.
The Best Of Times is more of the same with huge drum patterns and plenty of keys swathes as it builds to another big multi layered chorus.
A Night To Forget takes the pace a little on a song that leads on a bass and drum rhythm that ups a notch as the guitar kicks and then builds to the biggest chorus on the album.Ready to be played live I think.
I Will Build You A Rome has more double bass drumming and a chugging riff and another big chorus that demands to be sang back at them by huge crowds.
Too Tired To Run is a piano led ballad that shows of the full range of Timo Kotipelto vocal range with a symphony style backing that builds to a crescendo on the second chorus.
Constellation Of Tears is a band shred fest with Hurula's drum barrage even faster than before.Guitar riff's and keyboards compete to be heard with another melodic chorus a winner.
Antemortem is symphonic metal at it's finest with a Nightwish feel and some light and shade after the first chorus before the chugging riff kicks back in again.You can imagine this being played live with plenty of dry ice. 
My Heart Beats For No One has a driving guitar riff that see keys entwined and with so much going on you need two pairs of ears!!
I Am Legion sees the band stretch out on a symphonic instrumental and show the quality of all the musicians involved.
Rising Sun has a keys led riff over a huge drum pattern before it dips for a strummed guitar piece before it goes back up a notch as it builds to a very melodic chorus with Hurula again excelling.
On The Shore closes the album with a mid paced number that again shows off the range of Timo's vocal range.Great guitar outro solo to end the album.
Lets hope it isn't another 6 years before we hear more from Cain's Offering as music of this quality needs to be heard.

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