Chuck Schuldiner Project

Friday, November 4, 2016

Freedom Call - Master Of Light

Freedom Call are just so frikking happy that you can't help but to fall in love with their music. They are a band who understand the fundamental magic of power metal and distill into lighthearted tracks that reference Dio and Iron Maiden songs and pull off vocal acrobatics that Manowar would call over the top. Galloping straight into your heart from track one, their latest offering Master Of Light is a fucking masterpiece. It's everything you would expect from the lighthearted masters and that fuckin' rules.

It's hard not to get pulled into a band who are clearly having such a good time. Every song has a massive chorus and will get your fist a pumping. There is something almost transcendent about the blissful joy Freedom Call so clearly find in their music. Freedom Call stomp forward with a boatload of swagger and smiles on their faces, Master Of Light is exactly that - showcasing a band who revel in brighter side of metal. Sure there isn't the complex interplay of elements that I like to praise with other bands but that's not the point. The point is to just let the record have space and let you have a good time.

Few bands understand melodic content as well as Freedom Call and almost no one else revels in being quite as silly. Even their similarly corny peers like Hammerfall and Dragonforce try to pull in darker elements now and again - Freedom Call has none of that, and that's precisely why I love it. They have so much fun and they can deliver on a surprisingly high level. You might think this band is a joke - but the deeper you dig the more obvious it becomes that Freedom Call are the heroes of our time.

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