EXCALION – Emotions

EXCALION - Emotions
  • 9/10
    EXCALION - Emotions - 9/10


Scarlet Records
Release date: September 27, 2019

User Review
6.5/10 (2 votes)

Emotions is the fifth studio record from Finnish Power Metal Band Excalion. The current lineup of the band includes founding members Jarmo Myllyvirta on keyboards and Henri Pirkkalainen on drums, along with Onni Hirvonen on bass (2016-present), Aleksi Hirvonen on guitars (2014-present), and Marcus Lång on vocals (2015-present). Emotions is billed as a bit of a concept album, with each song focused on capturing a single emotion, a journey through hate and trust, sorrow and joy.

The record is very well produced, sonically excellent. The songs are melodic and powerful, filled with big hooks, driving beats, and some progressive elements. Each musician turns in a stellar performance, and the finished product is definitely of national and International release caliber. The lyrical and emotive content does an excellent job of portraying the emotion represented by each track, and Emotions does take the listener on a journey of experience. “Lost Control” has a manic quality that feels out of control. The opening track, “Trust” leads the listener on the journey of questioning and confirming trust.

Overall, Emotions delivers, both in its intended aim of emotional expression, and as a high caliber Melodic Metal/Power Metal release. Fans of Excalion, Power Metal, Melodic Metal, and even Progressive Metal should find Emotions to be a worthwhile listen



  • Stevie Shred

    Stevie was a reviewer here at Metal Express Radio. He is currently the lead guitarist for Melodic Rock band Red Reign, based in Richmond, Virginia, USA. Red Reign toured with Tesla in 2017, and shared the stage with Dokken, FireHouse, Lita Ford, Kix, Quiet Riot, and others at various dates around the US in 2018. Stevie heard his first KISS record at the age of 6 and was immediately hooked on Rock and Roll guitar. Over the course of years his tastes evolved, graduating from KISS to Ozzy and Van Halen; and then into Hair Metal. Over time, harder and faster music drew him. Bands like Metallica, Pantera, and Anthrax led the way, and Killswitch Engage took him over the top. Stevie has a deep passion for the guitar, not only playing them, but building them as well.

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