Seventh Wonder started in 2000 when bassist Andreas Blomqvist, guitarist Johan Liefvendahl and drummer Johnny Sandin joined forces to form Seventh Wonder after their previous bands broke up.
The five Swedes released their first album ‘Become’ in 2005 and three more records followed before drummer Johnny Sandin left the band after the launch of ‘The Great Escape’. A new drummer had to be found and finally it was Stefan Norgren who joined the band. Nevertheless, fans had to wait eight long years before Seventh Wonder released a new album, ‘Tiara’. Fortunately, the wait for the next album was shorter, because Seventh Wonder have with ‘ The Testament ‘ a new disc at the gate after only four years.
Musically not much has changed with the five Swedes. Seventh Wonder remain true to their sound. Bombastic and energetic power metal with a touch of progressive metal is what the band serves us this time. The opener ‘Warriors’ is pointing the way. Powerful guitars, soulful and accentuated vocals and a solid working rhythm section, that’s Seventh Wonder. With all the bombast and melody, the five guys never forget that a certain level of heaviness is good for the songs. The more spacious keyboard parts, such as in ‘The Light’ provide a pleasant density. Also the darker kept ‘The Red River’ knows to please and also the somewhat more complex appearing ‘Mindkiller’ has its moments.
All in all we can say that ‘The Testament’ is a well-done melodic metal album. However, the sound also reminds of past times. This can be positive or not, depending on what you are looking for. That ‘The Testament’ is nevertheless an entertaining and passionate album cannot be denied.
- The Light
- I Carry The Blame
- The Red River
- Under A Clear Blue Sky
Label: Frontiers Music
Genre: Melodic Metal
Release Date EU: June 10th, 2022
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