Crimson seems to be one of those adjectives people like to put in their band names--I don’t know why. Anyway, Crimson Wind is a power metal band--I didn’t think I had been giving power metal much of a chance, so I thought I would review one today. And I am glad to say that this band is not bad. It’s not good enough to be up there with the big boys like Rhapsody of Fire and Hammerfall, but it’s an enjoyable listen. The band doesn’t rely too heavily on anything, which is something most power metal bands do wrong, and provides catchy, if somewhat repetitive, power metal.
This band has one full-length release entitled The Wings of Salvation, and as I said, it’s good but not great. No instruments overpower the music like they do in some power metal bands, but none of them really show off either with the exception of (predictably) the keyboards. Well, I guess there are some guitar solos, and although they are nice, they aren’t memorable. That’s the way this band is; it’s just not memorable enough for me. It doesn’t leave a big enough impact. I’m not really a power metal kind of guy, but I enjoy it from time to time. Although I think this band is kind of fun the first time, it’s not a band I would seek out in the future. I would, however, recommend it to power metal fans; it deserves a fighting chance in the genre.
So those are the two bands for today; neither is amazing but neither is too bad either. I enjoyed Crimson Wind much more than Eldrig, but I think both of them are talented enough to be bigger than they currently are. If you like black or power metal, go out and give them a listen. See ya!