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
names in the business, namely vocalist David Fefolt (who has
worked with guys like Alex Masi in the past) and one-time
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
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
Power And Glory
Reviews: Lords Of Metal
- Path To The Fire
- Heart Turned To Stone
- Mountain Of Dreams
- Eyes Of My Soul
- Shattered Horizons
- Forgotten Realm
- On WIngs Like The Eagle
- Forged In Steel
- Freedom Calls
- Man On The Silver Mountain
- David Fefolt
- Matthew Mills
- Brian Sanders