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Artwork

Lost Horizon - Sworn In The Metal Wind

Album

Awakening The World

Genre

Power Metal

Released By / Year

Music For Nations / 2001

Song Review

As the song commences four high pitch screams slice through the air and completely overshadow the manic drumming and guitar riffs that provide the background. Having called down the power of the four elements, the song continues with a fast galloping rythm and a frenzy of guitar riffs, speeding up to overdrive just before the first verse commences. Singing in a "normal" voice Daniel Heiman brings a special atmosphere to the verses. The music is sparkling with intensity and inspiration through the song. Frantic would not be too far off if I had to give a one word description of this song.

The lyrics are somewhat over the top and a few lines fall flat. In the end I think this is just Lost Horizon's way of trying to define Invictus.

Daniel Heiman is the perfect singer for this kind of music and his voice soars higher than anyone else I have heard. His work with Lost Horizon has given him a place high on my favorite singers list, though I doubt that Eric Adams will ever be topped in terms of variety and sheer power. Here is a band that deserved to be huge but lost a lot of listeners on an image that was too over the top for most people. Listen to the music and make up your own mind.

To sum up, ....brilliant.




Written By Steen
Online: Friday, April 26, 2013




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Sworn In The Metal Wind







Legacy Comments


Sunday, July 21, 2013 - Jonathan

I agree wholeheartedly with this review, though my favorite part is the final verse.



Monday, July 22, 2013 - Steen

Thanks for the comment! Today I found a live version of this song on Youtube (Thanks Stuart!) from the Sweden Rock Festival 2004. It is the last song of the video. <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIi1qsYHvU0">Lost Horizon - 2004-06-12 - Sweden Rock Festival</a> I was there and it was f****** brilliant!



Monday, August 5, 2013 - Mr.Mike

This album is one of the best ever made! A lesson of songwriting for all the soulless copycat around there...anyone who miss this album is missing an absolute classic.