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Breathe Deep the Dark
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
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Good old power metal
Shawn H | Pittsburgh, Pa. | 02/20/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Old fashioned" power metal returns. Former lead throat of the band Helstar, James Rivera fronts the mic for some early Maiden/Priest type vocal stylings. Pretty basic formula here. Twin axe guitars dueling back and forth, steady drum beats and, oh, that set of lungs. Music tempo is around the speed of Judas Priests "Painkiller", a bit faster in most areas tho. Really cool sounding. Takes you back to the 80's. Fans of the Hammerfall, Jag Panzer, Blind Guardian style will appreciate this a lot. Stand out tunes include "To Be Immortal", "Where Do We Go" and "The Obscure"."
80s power metal is back!
Shawn H | 05/28/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I saw these guys open for iced earth and jag panzer in denver and it rocked hard! Destinys End is a hybrid of power metal and thrash, with nice headbangig beats coupled with an 80's vocal style. For fans of iced earth, jag panzer and blind guardian you cant go wrong here."
It's not Helstar, but it's not bad either
Justin Gaines | Northern Virginia | 06/21/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"With his original band Helstar on more or less permanent hiatus, vocalist James Rivera has certainly kept himself busy, fronting bands like Vicious Rumors, Seven Witches, and of course Destiny's End.
Destiny's End debuted in 1999 with the album Breathe Deep the Dark, a thrash-infused power metal album highly reminiscent of Rivera's work with Helstar. The band obviously used Iron Maiden and Judas Priest as their template, adding in slightly more modern power metal elements that fans of Jag Panzer and Angel Dust should find familiar. Expect plenty of lightning fast guitar riffing, frenetic drumming, and an old school metal vocal performance. It's what you'd get if you crossed The Warning-era Queensryche with Testament.
Breathe Deep the Dark is a decent enough album, but aside from Rivera's signature wail there's really not a lot that makes it stand out from the pack. It's worth checking out if you run across it for a couple of bucks, if you really want to hear James Rivera wailing over some blistering guitar riffs, you're much better off with a copy of Helstar's Nosferatu."