| AFM Records | Release Date: 15th Jan 2016
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Summary: "Scary Creatures" is a dependable power metal album, with plenty of energy and emotion. Just don't expect it to exceed the band's past efforts.
Genre(s): Power Metal
Record label(s): AFM Records
It is not often that we hear a power metal album that detaches itself from the sea of copies that flood the genre, and this needs to be recognized and deserved.
The fresh ”Scary Creatures" is a very emotional, and an incredibly intense CD...
In the end, Brainstorm fans will find Scary Monsters a fine compliment to the previous Firesoul.
Overall, Scary Creatures is a very high quality heavy/power metal album and while I wouldn’t quite rank it up there with my two favorite Brainstorm releases, it isn’t too far behind.
I mean, the energy on this album is simply steaming, from the chundering grooves scintillated by classy melodies and to the driving bass and pounding drums, which is hardly a surprise when you consider that all the band’s founding members – both guitarists Torsten Ihlenfeld and Milan Loncaric as well as drummer Dieter Bernert – are still shredding and hammering away like they did coming close to 4 decades ago!
I’ve said it and now I’ll say it again: there are only a few bands I know won’t disappoint me and Brainstorm is the vanguard of those few precious dependables.
No songs are particularly special or memorable. It is just one of those albums that I can only describe as "consistent".