The Right to Revenge (2008)
Andastra plays an extraordinary
mixture of speedmetal that is influenced by pagan metal. They set themselves the
goal to build a bridge between speed metal bands, like Blind Guardian, and pagan
metal bands, like Ensiferum. They really reached their goal, without just
copying the sound of those bands.
The band from Hamburg, Germany, which
is led by Benni Zimmermann, created a successful top notch chime in their debut
album. The songs a really easy on the ears and are never boring or toneless.
Especially the singer wins the audience over with his rough voice, that fits
really well with the sound of the other band members.
I particularly liked the 2nd
song on the CD, Golgotha, which really makes you want to rumble along. But also
songs like Rhiannon (Lady of the Lake) or Right to Revenge are real
All in all it's a promising debut
album, that you can find on their myspace website.