SACRED OUTCRY – Towers Of Gold

SACRED OUTCRY - Towers Of Gold album cover
  • 9.5/10
    SACRED OUTCRY - Towers Of Gold - 9.5/10


Label: No Remorse Records
Release date: May 19, 2023.

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Sacred Outcry is one of these bands, that perhaps have not achieved international success yet, but whose work is so promising that they clearly deserve a place at the top! Hailing from Greece, Towers Of Gold is the second album of this Epic Power Metal band, even though the band has existed since 1998. It follows Damned For All Time (2020).

After numerous changes, the band reached a perfect alchemy with Towers Of Gold‘s lineup. George Apalodimas (Bass), the founding member, has gathered around him talented musicians to release this excellent album with Defkalion Dimos, behind the drumkit, Steve Lado on the guitar and…the one and only Daniels Heiman on vocals(Lost Horizon, Heed and plenty other projects)!

Sailing towards new horizons

Like many adventures, the story of Towers Of Gold starts with a ruthless band of adventurers meeting a strange old man in a tavern, then embarking on a quest towards a mystical location only the bravest can reach, with storms, betrayal and death: it has all the elements of an epic tale.

And epic is the word, after a nice little acoustic introduction, the first song “The Flame Rekindled (Lurid Lights And Drunken Revelry)” will instantly transport you to the sides of these reckless adventurers. The tempo, the riffs and most importantly the vocals, everything is made to inspire awe. Sacred Outcry, certainly made good use of Heiman’s range.”The Voyage” continues in the same vein as the first song, with a chorus so high-pitched yet perfectly balanced. Throughout the album, the guitars and bass lines are just flowing. In this album, perhaps those nostalgic of Lost Horizon will find the album they’ve been waiting for. And perhaps will notice the nod to Heiman’s previous band with the song “Into The Storm (Beyond Lost Horizon),” which funnily enough reminds more of Heed than Lost Horizon.

Despite their ambitious concept album, Sacred Outcry deftly avoided the pitfalls of the exercise and kept the album relatively short and to the point: no lukewarm fill-in songs, they kept only the essentials. The story takes a darker turn at the end with “Towers Of Gold (Tempus Edax Rerum).” The song closes the circle with yet another epic masterpiece, echoing the opening title.

Final Thoughts

Impeccable composition and musicianship, originality, inspiration and tribute to the classics, Towers Of Gold is the Epic Power Metal album of the year! A bridge between their past album and Lost Horizon, this album is a must-have. The only thing left to do is to hope the band will soon embark on their own quest and tour in as many countries as possible!

Tracklisting – Towers Of Gold

  1. Through Lands Forgotten (At The Crossroads Of Fate)
  2.  The Flame Rekindled (Lurid Lights And Drunken Revelry)
  3. The Voyage (Towards Immortality)
  4.  Into The Storm (Beyond The Lost Horizon)
  5. Symphony Of The Night (The Curse Of The Blind)
  6. A Midnight Reverie (Whispers In The Wind)
  7. The Sweet Wine Of Betrayal (The Perennial Sin)
  8. The City Of Stone (The Burden Of The Crownless Kings)
  9. Towers Of Gold (Tempus Edax Rerum)
  10. Where Crimson Shadows Dwell (And Ouroboros Dreamt)


Daniel Heiman – Vocals
Steve Lado – Guitars
Defkalion Dimos – Drums
George Apalodimas – Bass


  • Séverine Peraldino

    Reviewer, interviewer and apprentice photographer for Metal Express Radio, Séverine comes from a small place in the Southern French Alps, near Grenoble. Her taste for classic Heavy Metal is a family heritage and after growing up listening to Iron Maiden, Dio, Metallica and Angra she expanded her horizons with almost every subgenre of Metal, from Power, to Prog, a little bit of Death and Black Metal. She mostly enjoys albums telling stories with originality. When she is not travelling around for concerts and festivals, you can find her reading a good book, or playing board games with friends.

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