Origin: Woodbridge, VA, USA
Genres: Power Metal
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Forgotten Realm  


Forgotten Realm is a power metal band (naturally, power metal, with a name like that), founded by young guitar wizard Matthew Mills and featuring a couple of names in the business, namely vocalist David Fefolt (who has worked with guys like Alex Masi in the past) and one-time Manowar drummer Rhino. The group debuted in 2008 with Power And Glory, and right away, it's clear that these guys are going straight for the Euro power metal crowd. On the plus side, Fefolt's powerful, Dio/Coverdale-esque vocals put a stamp of quality on every song, and then there's Mills. The guy is a true virtuoso, as every song chock full of impressive arpeggios, fills, and solos. The downside here is the production (a bit muddled) and the songwriting, which even by power metal standards is pretty generic. Lyrics-wise, clichés abound, as evidenced by the song titles, though again this is often standard issue for the genre. And, at times, Mills tries to do just a bit too much, packing in one more flourish instead of letting the riffs work on their own. So, the talent and potential is definitely there, and clearly the power metal faithful will find this appealing, though to these ears it might take another album or two before this can be considered a top-flight act.

Current Members

David Fefolt

vocals (Fifth Angel, Hawk)

Matthew Mills

guitars

Brian Sanders

bass

Rhino (Kenny Earl Edwards)

drums (Burning Starr, Death Dealer, Holyhell, Manowar)


Discography



Power And Glory 
2008 Sonic Age
  1. Path To The Fire
  2. Time
  3. Heart Turned To Stone
  4. Mountain Of Dreams
  5. Eyes Of My Soul
  6. Shattered Horizons
  7. Forgotten Realm
  8. On WIngs Like The Eagle
  9. Forged In Steel
  10. Freedom Calls
  11. Man On The Silver Mountain
  • David Fefolt
  • Matthew Mills
  • Brian Sanders
  • Rhino

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground 

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