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Stratovarius Use Familiar Imagery on ‘Elysium’ — Album Art of the Week
Stratovarius Use Familiar Imagery on ‘Elysium’ — Album Art of the Week
Finnish power metal pioneers Stratovarius rage on with their 13th album, 'Elysium.' We talked with the cover's designer, Gyula Havancsák, nearly two years ago when he did the artwork for Jungle Rot's 'What Horrors Await.' If you're familiar with the covers of two recent Stratovarius releases, 'Polaris' and the 'Darkest Hours' EP, 'Elysium' will look strangely familiar -- both in its artistic style
Dream Evil Hail Judas Priest, Like Sea Lions
Not that it's a bad thing, but Swedish power metal act Dream Evil's latest LP, 'In the Night,' has drawn a ton of critical comparisons to the arresting work of Judas Priest. Of course, that shouldn't come as a huge surprise, since it was Priest who laid the groundwork for the current crop of speed and power metal masters -- bands like Dream Evil...

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