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Re: SKELATOR "Agents Of Power" songs online and album detail

Beitragvon Raf Blutaxt » 13. Mai 2012, 15:51

Agents of Power is a really good record. Both parts, the four classic metal songs and the Elric concept effort are well thought-out, composed and played. While I did at first wonder about the sound of the record, I am now happy with it and only the drums still irk me somewhat.
Agents of Power is a fast opener to kick off this record, The Gates Of Thorbardin with its lyrics about a Dragonlance novel hit my soft spot for cheap fantasy novels and Dungeons & Dragons, The Rhythm Of the Chain is a really cool rocker and only Dream Dictator doesn't really grab my attention. The Elric part of the record is epic as hell, the short interludes never break the flow of the music and the songs never wander of into the regions of too much pathos, which epic metal so often does. The attention to detail in the lyrics shows clearly that the Elric concept is a labour of love and being a nerd at heart, I really appreciate that.
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Re: SKELATOR "Agents Of Power" songs online and album detail

Beitragvon Jowita » 13. Mai 2012, 16:04

Raf Blutaxt hat geschrieben:Agents of Power is a really good record. Both parts, the four classic metal songs and the Elric concept effort are well thought-out, composed and played. While I did at first wonder about the sound of the record, I am now happy with it and only the drums still irk me somewhat.
Agents of Power is a fast opener to kick off this record, The Gates Of Thorbardin with its lyrics about a Dragonlance novel hit my soft spot for cheap fantasy novels and Dungeons & Dragons, The Rhythm Of the Chain is a really cool rocker and only Dream Dictator doesn't really grab my attention. The Elric part of the record is epic as hell, the short interludes never break the flow of the music and the songs never wander of into the regions of too much pathos, which epic metal so often does. The attention to detail in the lyrics shows clearly that the Elric concept is a labour of love and being a nerd at heart, I really appreciate that.


Wow, that's a great indepth review! :smile2:
You're certainly right about the labour of love... Jason and the guys are nerds themselves, really into fantasy stuff and games (Jason even works - or worked, not sure if he still does - for a company testing games). :cool2:

What helps their music to stay away from too much pathos while being epic is the fact that they are quite aggressive (including Jason's singing) and of course that they don't have a keyboardist in the band (which almost always means a huge dose of cheese and "power" metal that we don't like).

As for "Dream Dictator", for me personally it's one of the favourite songs. It's almost doomy in some parts, but most of all it reminds me of Judas Priest. I asked Jason if the lyrics are about Freddy Krueger, but he never answered this question, haha.
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Re: SKELATOR "Agents Of Power" songs online and album detail

Beitragvon Acrylator » 13. Mai 2012, 17:03

Really very nice artwork! (Haven't heard their music so far)
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Re: SKELATOR "Agents Of Power" songs online and album detail

Beitragvon Jowita » 13. Mai 2012, 21:10

Acrylator hat geschrieben:Really very nice artwork! (Haven't heard their music so far)


You can listen to 3 songs from this album and 2 plus 2 from the previous ones from the SKELATOR page on our website. :cool2:
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Re: SKELATOR "Agents Of Power" songs online and album detail

Beitragvon Tokaro » 14. Mai 2012, 18:07

"Death To All Nations" was a really good album and the 3 new songs sound great again. When we will see the band in germany at KIT or HOA? :smile2:
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Re: SKELATOR "Agents Of Power" songs online and album detail

Beitragvon Jowita » 14. Mai 2012, 19:07

Tokaro hat geschrieben:"Death To All Nations" was a really good album and the 3 new songs sound great again. When we will see the band in germany at KIT or HOA? :smile2:


If we had any influence on this, they'd have already played at KIT (or HOA)! We just hope the new album is able to convince Oliver more to them.

The best way, if you want to see a band at a festival, is to create more buzz about them - posting about them on forums especially... perhaps suggesting the bands you want to see directly to the festival organizers, so they'd see there is some actual interest from the fans (and not just the label owners). :)

So c'mon people, help us (and the band)!!! :cool2:

One thing's for sure: SKELATOR are a killer live band. They play almost every month in Seattle, so they've got a huge live experience (not to mention they exist since 14 years!). Here's a YouTube playlist I assembled from some chosen live clips (though there are also 3 promo clips in the beginning):

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL542303322882BCBB

Please spread and share it! :yeah:
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Re: SKELATOR "Agents Of Power" songs online and album detail

Beitragvon bernie666 » 26. Januar 2013, 12:02

Wir sind sehr stolz euch die geniale Scheibe von SKELATOR zum Metal Assault als Vinyl zu präsentieren. Kommt auf schwerem 180g Vinyl im Gatefold als Doppel LP mit 5 BONUSTRACKS!!!
Limitiert auf 350 StĂĽck, nur in schwarzem Vinyl, keine farben!
Vorbestellungen sind willkommen und die Scheiben können auch direkt beim Metal Assault abgeholt werden.
http://www.metalizer-records.de/shop/index.php?a=4291
Zuletzt geändert von bernie666 am 26. Januar 2013, 13:18, insgesamt 1-mal geändert.
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Re: SKELATOR "Agents Of Power" songs online and album detail

Beitragvon Moppes » 26. Januar 2013, 12:14

bernie666 hat geschrieben:Wir sind sehr stolz euch die geniale Scheibe von SKELATOR zum Metal Assault als Vinyl zu präsentieren. Kommt auf schwerem 180g Vinyl im Gatefold als Doppel LP mit 5 BONUSTRACKS!!!
Limitiert auf 350 StĂĽck, nur in schwarzem Vinyl, keine farben!
Vorbestellungen sind willkommen und die Scheiben können auch direkt beim Metal Assault abgeholt werden.
http://www.metalizer-records.de/shop/index.php?a=4291

geil - bestellt :smile2:
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Re: SKELATOR "Agents Of Power" songs online and album detail

Beitragvon Hades » 26. Januar 2013, 13:34

bernie666 hat geschrieben:Wir sind sehr stolz euch die geniale Scheibe von SKELATOR zum Metal Assault als Vinyl zu präsentieren. Kommt auf schwerem 180g Vinyl im Gatefold als Doppel LP mit 5 BONUSTRACKS!!!
Limitiert auf 350 StĂĽck, nur in schwarzem Vinyl, keine farben!
Vorbestellungen sind willkommen und die Scheiben können auch direkt beim Metal Assault abgeholt werden.
http://www.metalizer-records.de/shop/index.php?a=4291


Siiieebiieee!
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Re: SKELATOR "Agents Of Power" songs online and album detail

Beitragvon Moppes » 26. Januar 2013, 13:50

Hades hat geschrieben:
bernie666 hat geschrieben:Wir sind sehr stolz euch die geniale Scheibe von SKELATOR zum Metal Assault als Vinyl zu präsentieren. Kommt auf schwerem 180g Vinyl im Gatefold als Doppel LP mit 5 BONUSTRACKS!!!
Limitiert auf 350 StĂĽck, nur in schwarzem Vinyl, keine farben!
Vorbestellungen sind willkommen und die Scheiben können auch direkt beim Metal Assault abgeholt werden.
http://www.metalizer-records.de/shop/index.php?a=4291


Siiieebiieee!

:lol: bin ja auch anerkannter Bonustrack-Hasser, aber ich hab die Skelator immer noch nicht als CD im Original (warum eigentlich nicht?) und die hier gelisteten Coverversionen klingen echt verlockend (Baron Rojo <3 ). Also - CD SIcherungskopie behalten und LP in den Schrank stellen...
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Re: SKELATOR "Agents Of Power" songs online and album detail

Beitragvon maniacdom » 28. Januar 2013, 15:00

Eigentlich wollte ich ja keine Doppelkäufe mehr tätigen (CD+Vinyl), da dieses Album aber eines meiner Lieblinge ist, mache ich mal wieder eine Ausnahme (Bei der Ethereal Architect - LP übrigens auch :-D ). <3
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Re: SKELATOR "Agents Of Power" songs online and album detail

Beitragvon Jowita » 30. Januar 2013, 21:54

At the Metal Assault festival we will have some new stuff (that, except for ATTACKER "Giants of Canaan" CD, we haven't announced on our pages yet!):

- SKELATOR "Give Me Metal or Give Me Death" (CD in digipak, limited to 250 copies)
- SKELATOR "Live Chaos" (TAPE, limited to 66 copies)
- SKELATOR "Agents of Power" (VINYL, Metalizer, DLP with 5 bonus tracks, limited to 350 copies)
- SKELATOR "Agents of Power" (T-SHIRT, limited to 100 copies)

- ATTACKER "Giants of Canaan" (T-SHIRT, limited to 100 copies)
- ATTACKER "Battle at Helm's Deep" (CD reissue, Sentinel Steel)
- ATTACKER "Second Coming" (CD reissue, Sentinel Steel)
- ATTACKER "Soul Taker" (CD, Iron Glory, just a few copies!)
- ATTACKER "The Unknown" (CD, Sentinel Steel, just a few copies!)

- MELIAH RAGE "Death Valley Dream" (VINYL, Night of the Vinyl Dead, limited to 250 copies)

And also all other releases and merch items including the latest ones:

- ARKHAM WITCH "On Crom's Mountain" (TAPE - only 24 left!)
- ARKHAM WITCH "Legions of The Deep" (ART-PRINT on canvas - only 2!)
- NOMAD SON "The Eternal Return" (T-SHIRT - only 17 left!)

(you can see pictures of these items in our web-shop HERE)

As always, we will have some nice bundle offers (for more than 2 CDs, CD+T-shirt, CD+tape, CD+vinyl, CD+art-print etc.) :cool2:

Here's a picture showing the SKELATOR digipaks and tapes that arrived here earlier today:

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We're very satisfied with their high quality!
"Give Me Metal or Give Me Death" is the band's 2007 re-recording of their 2003 demo - the style they play here is speed metal closer to thrash than epic heavy metal. Contrary to the now sold-out tape version, it contains the lyrics, but doesn't contain the first demo bonus tracks.
And "Live Chaos" is a tape-only release containing fragments of 2005, 2008 and 2010 shows. Quite good quality live recordings from soundboard and real raw live power (no overdubs!)!
:yeah:
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Re: SKELATOR "Agents Of Power" songs online and album detail

Beitragvon Jowita » 31. Januar 2013, 15:46

Last minute update: from the list above we won't have MELIAH RAGE "Dead Valley Dream" LP yet (the guy from Night of the Vinyl Dead won't come to the festival in the end) - we will have it for KIT though (just 9 copies!).
All other stuff I mentioned will be available. :smile2:
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Re: SKELATOR "Agents Of Power" songs online and album detail

Beitragvon Acurus-Heiko » 3. Februar 2013, 15:19

Kann man die

SKELATOR - Give Me Metal or Give Me Death

bei Euch auch ordern? Im Shop finde ich sie nicht.
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Re: SKELATOR "Agents Of Power" songs online and album detail

Beitragvon Saturia » 3. Februar 2013, 20:25

Habt Ihr noch ne ATTACKER "The Unknown"ĂĽbrig . Im Shop war sie nicht und meine Bestellung ist schon raus
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