SELENSEAS – The Outer Limits

SELENSEAS - The Outer Limits
  • 7.3/10
    SELENSEAS - The Outer Limits - 7.3/10


Release date: August 7, 2020

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From Russia with Love

3 years ago the Russian Power Metal band Selenseas put out a great album on Soundage Records called The Outer Limits, which was of course all in Russian. So now that they are on their new label Sonic Blast, they have reworked the entire album and now sing all of the songs in English. I don’t have the original album to compare and make notes, but this new version sounds great, with lots to make it worth buying whether you have the original Russian version or not.

The Outer Limits

I can’t help but like this from the start when the title is from a classic sci-fi TV show that was a childhood favorite. Selenseas play very tight Power Metal that at times borders on Prog Metal with all of the neat solos from guitars and keyboards, to the double bass drumming and epic themes. The new album has the original 11 songs, plus bonus mixes of  “The Milky Way” and “The Mirror”.  The album is well written, the arrangements are very tasteful and the melodies are anthemic, quickly getting stuck in your head. The musicianship is top notch all the way around in this band, from the kick ass drumming of Ludmila Malaya to the blazing leads from keyboardist Svetlana Tyushina and twin guitars of Denis Andrianov and Ivan Lisitsyn.

Favorite Tracks

The opener “Hope” fires on all cylinders right out of the gates, and is followed by “Frigate” which is an excellent sea-faring metal anthem. Another tune that shows off the bands talents is “Time” with it’s cool riffs and fast to slow changes that break up the song nicely, making it one that stuck in my head right away. Did I mention that the lead guitars were smokin’ hot on this album? “The Revenge Of The Ifrit” is probably this reviewer’s favorite track over all, with the epic riffs and well crafted arrangement bringing the story to life.

Final Notes

Selenseas has put together a very polished, well executed album. Since I did not have the original Russian language version from 2017 I can’t really say which is better, but who cares? The Outer Limits is a great accomplishment, and a great re-start for them with their new label. I’m looking forward to what happens next from this band, and would recommend this album to fans of Power , Prog and Symphonic Metal hands down.

Selenseas band photo


Vladislav Tyushin – bass, music, lyrics, arrangement
Mikhail Kudrey – vocals
Denis Andrianov – guitars, music
Ivan Lisitsyn – guitars
Ludmila Malaya – drums, lyrics
Svetlana Tyushina – keyboards

Outer Limits – Tracklist

1. Intro
2. Hope
3. Frigate
4. Time
5. Asgard
6. The Revenge Of The Ifrit
7. Dante
8. The Mirror
9. The Flame Of Dawn
10. The Milky Way
11. The Outer Limits

Running Time: 48:02


  • Bryce Van Patten

    Bryce is an audio engineer and a graphic designer here at Metal Express Radio. From the day he purchased his first album (Machine Head by Deep Purple), he has had a passion for heavy music, which has influenced his whole life. Bryce is from the great Pacific Northwest in USA, and has played in metal bands like Babylon, Holy Terror, The Wild Dogs, Warhead and Egypt through the 80s. He had his first interview for the Portland, Oregon publication The Rock Rag with guitarist Paul Gilbert in his Racer X days. Then he was honored to get to have drinks, and talk for an hour with the legendary Dan McCafferty of Nazareth for his second interview. In 2013, he spent an amazing hour talking to Andi Deris of Helloween, which was the high point of his heavy metal journalism.   In the year 2001, he formed Man in Black Music Publishing. They released recordings by several local bands, and in the spirit of the old Metal Massacre compilations, he created a 2-album series called The Defenders of Metal. The albums featured classic styled Metal bands from all around the world, with bands from Australia to England, and from Argentina to Russia. Currently, he is the producer/creator/vocalist of the Metal band The Black Tuesdays.

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