Origin: France
Genres: Power Metal, Progressive Metal
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Alkemyst  


This French band began as Endless in 1992, and spent many years honing their craft before the name change in 1999 and their eventual debut album in 2003, followed by the album reviewed here, 2008's Through Painful Lanes. They are often described as power metal, but perhaps that's due to their earlier work, as Lanes sees this band squarely in the melodic progessive mold, albeit with some speedy power metal moments. This is pretty adventurous and quite mature, with an expert production, soaring melodic vocals and solid musicianship through and through. Euro power/prog fans take note, this is another band to seek out.

Current Members

Roberto Messina

vocals (Secret Sphere)

Arnaud Ménard

guitars

Séverin Bonneville

guitars

Denis Mellion

bass

Arnaud Gorbaty

drums


Discography



Meeting In The Mist 
2003 Nuclear Blast
  1. Spells & Elixirs
  2. Still Alive
  3. It's Time
  4. Up To Heaven's Gate
  5. Hold on to your Dreams
  6. A Meeting in the Mist
  7. Passage
  8. Empty Skies
  9. Nameless Son
  • Roberto Messina
  • Arnaud Ménard
  • Séverin Bonneville
  • Denis Mellion
  • Arnaud Gorbaty

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Through Painful Lanes 
2008 Irond
  1. The Beast Within
  2. Another You
  3. When the Morning Comes
  4. Enter the Carnival
  5. Restless Show
  6. Everlasting Farewells
  7. The Grand Illusion
  8. Through Painful Lanes
  9. Eagle Fly Free
  10. Mighty Powerfool (Japanese bonus)
  • Roberto Messina
  • Arnaud Ménard
  • Séverin Bonneville
  • Denis Mellion
  • Arnaud Gorbaty

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 

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