STRATOVARIUS
"NEMESIS"
ARMOURY RECORDS

Every Metal fan should know of the legendary STRATOVARIUS by now. These guys
have been around since 1994 and started out in Finland. The band has been through a lot of
changes through out the years and are still going strong. Their newest album "NEMESIS"
is one amazing release from start to finish. They play Epic Power Metal, with a lot of
flavouring mixed all through out. The band just seems like one of those bands that has a
sound that is larger than life. The music is definately based in the Power Metal genre, but
they add in elements of Traditional Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal, Folk Metal & even a lit
Medieval Metal. I love bands like these guys because you feel like you are going on some
epic journey or battle with them along the way with each new song. The guitars have a very
strong Power Metal feel with some Progressive Metal as well as some Thrash & Speed Metal
mixed in. The drums are such a solid driving force behind the bands sound with a grooved
out style mixed with fast paced blast and then a slower more melodic beat. The keyboards
add a huge symphonic sound to the bands music as well as some atmopsheric and epic
passages as well. Then the vocals of Timo Kotipelto are superbly amazing. He takes you
from a low clean Progressive Metal style into a clean mid ranged melodic vocal style and all
the way up to a high pitched Power Metal style. These guys have been around for many
years and have gotten some well do respect within the Metal community, but I have always
felt these guys deserve to be on a much higher level than they are. If
METALLICA can
reach the status they have, then
STRATOVARIUS deserves to be above them! I love this
band and feel they should be a house hold name as well. Some of the best Epic Power Metal
I have ever heard! I highly encourage everyone to check these guys out!

www.STRATOVARIUS.com