BOREALIS – Purgatory

BOREALIS - Purgatory
  • 6.5/10
    BOREALIS - Purgatory - 6.5/10


AFM Records
Release date: July 7, 2015

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Borealis is a young Canadian band that has a small handful of releases to their credit, including their latest, entitled Purgatory.  Borealis plays a high class, if not sophisticated, form of Progressive-Power Metal that is somewhat soft around the edges, especially at the hands of vocalist Matt Marinelli, whose pipes are well-refined and soothing, giving a unique “warmth” to Borealis’ soundscapes.  Purgatory’s first few tracks start out very strong, displaying innovative and catchy melodies, but that tends to give way as the album rolls on to songs that don’t “feel” as inspired.  Still, a solid effort by these Progressive-Power up-and-comers.


  • Dan Skiba

    Dan is a former partner at Metal Express Radio, and also served as a reviewer, photographer and interviewer on occasions. Based out of Indianapolis, USA he was first turned on to Hard Rock music in the mid-1970s when he purchased Deep Purple's Machine Head as his first album. He was immediately enthralled with the powerful guitar sound and pronounced drumbeat, and had to get more! His collection quickly expanded to include as many of Heavy Rock bands of the time that he could get his hands on, such as Ted Nugent, Judas Priest, and Black Sabbath, to name just a few.

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