Origin: Gothenburg, Sweden
Genres: Power Metal
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Dragonland  


First off, the name -- could a band called Dragonland play anything other than Euro power metal? Of course not. Europe (specifically, in this case, Sweden) surely has no shortage of power metal bands, each one seemingly more accomplished than the next, and such is the case with Dragonland. Reviewed here is Astronomy, their 2006 album and fourth since forming in 1999. This is a classic example of a melodic, epic, grandiose power metal album -- neither the super-happy Germanic style, nor the overly symphonic style a la Rhapsody Of Fire, but somewhere in between. The vocals are typically clear and melodic, the production crisp and clean, the arrangements neat and tidy, as it seems is always the case with these kind of bands. On the plus side, there is a bit of variance between songs -- it's all power metal, to be sure, but at least every song doesn't sound like the next, with more traditional metal influences and even the occasional rough edge (harsh guest vocals on "Antimatter", for example). As is the case with many similar bands, Dragonland isn't going to win over non-believers, but their fan base is set and these guys know what to do to satisfy those fans. On that level, Astronomy delivers.

Current Members

Jonas Heidgert

vocals (Destiny)

Olof Mörck

guitars (Nightrage)

Jesse Lindskog

guitars (Nostradameus)

Anders Hammer

bass (Nightrage)

Elias Holmlid

keyboards

Morten Lowe Sorensen

drums

Jonas Heidgert

vocals (Destiny)

Nicklas Magnusson

guitars

Olof Mörck

guitars (Nightrage)

Christer Pedersen

bass (Moonlight Agony, Nightshade)

Elias Holmid

keyboards

Jesse Lindskog

drums (Nostradameus)

Former Members/Guests

Nicklas Magnusson

guitars

Christer Pedersen

bass (Moonlight Agony, Nightshade)


Discography



The Battle Of The Ivory Plains 
2001 Black Lotus
  1. Dragondawn
  2. Storming Across Heaven
  3. A Last Farewell
  4. Ride for Glory
  5. The Orcish March
  6. The Battle of the Ivory Plains
  7. Graveheart
  8. Rondo a'la Turca
  9. A Secret Unveiled
  10. World's end
  11. Dragondusk
  12. Dragondawn
  13. Storming Across Heaven
  14. A Last Farewell
  15. Ride For Glory
  16. The Orcish March
  17. The Battle Of The Ivory Plains
  18. Graveheart
  19. Rondo a'la Turca
  20. A Secret Unveiled
  21. World's End
  22. Dragondusk
  • Jonas Heidgert
  • Olof Mörck
  • Nicklas Magnusson
  • Christer Pedersen
  • Elias Holmlid
  • Jonas Heidgert
  • Nicklas Magnusson
  • Olof Mörck
  • Christer Pedersen
  • Elias Holmid

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Observer 



Holy War 
2002 Black Lotus
  1. Hundred Years Have Passed
  2. Majesty of the Mithril Mountains
  3. Through Elven Woods and Dwarven Mines
  4. Holy War
  5. Calm Before the Storm
  6. The Return to the Ivory Plains
  7. Forever Walking Alone
  8. Blazing Hate
  9. A Thousand Points of Light
  10. One With All
  11. Hundred Years Have Passed
  12. Majesty Of The Mithril Mountains
  13. Through Elven Woods And Dwarven Mines
  14. Holy War
  15. Calm Before The Storm
  16. The Return To The Ivory Plains
  17. Forever Walking Alone
  18. Blazing Hate
  19. A Thousand Points Of Light
  20. One With All
  21. Neverending Story
  • Jonas Heidgert
  • Olof Mörck
  • Nicklas Magnusson
  • Christer Pedersen
  • Elias Holmlid
  • Jonas Heidgert
  • Nicklas Magnusson
  • Olof Mörck
  • Christer Pedersen
  • Elias Holmid

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Starfall 
2004 Century Media
  1. As Madness Took Me
  2. Starfall
  3. Calling my Name
  4. In Perfect Harmony
  5. The Shores of our Land
  6. The Dreamseeker
  7. The Returning
  8. To the End of the World
  9. The Book of Shadows Part I: A Story Yet Untold
  10. The Book of Shadows Part II: The Curse of Qa'a
  11. The Book of Shadows Part III: The Glendora Outbreak
  12. As Madness Took Me
  13. Starfall
  14. Calling My Name
  15. In Perfect Harmony
  16. The Dream Seeker
  17. The Shores of Our Land
  18. The Returning
  19. To the End of the World
  20. The Book of Shadows, Pt. 1:A Story Yet Untold
  21. The Book of Shadows, Pt. 2: The Curse of Qa'a
  22. The Book of Shadows, Pt. 3: The Glendora Outbreak
  23. Rusty Nail (Bonus Track)
  24. Soul Surviver (Bonus Track)
  • Jonas Heidgert
  • Olof Mörck
  • Nicklas Magnusson
  • Jesse Lindskog
  • Christer Pedersen
  • Elias Holmlid
  • Jonas Heidgert
  • Nicklas Magnusson
  • Olof Mörck
  • Christer Pedersen
  • Elias Holmid
  • Jesse Lindskog

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Astronomy 
2006 Century Media
  1. Supernova
  2. Cassiopeia
  3. Contact
  4. Astronomy
  5. Antimatter
  6. The Book of Shadows part IV: The Scrolls of Geometria Divina
  7. Beethoven's Nightmare
  8. Too Late for Sorrow
  9. Direction: Perfection
  10. The Old House on the Hill Chapter I: A Death in the Family
  11. The Old House on the Hill Chapter II: The Thing in the Cellar
  12. The Old House on the Hill Chapter III: The Ring of Edward Waldon
  13. Supernova
  14. Cassiopeia
  15. Contact
  16. Astronomy
  17. Antimatter
  18. The Book Of Shadows Part IV: The Scrolls Of Geometria Divina
  19. Beethoven's Nightmare
  20. Too Late For Sorrow
  21. Direction: Perfection
  22. The Old House On The Hill Chapter I: A Death In The Family
  23. The Old House On The Hill Chapter II: The Thing In The Cellar
  24. The Old House On The Hill Chapter III: The Ring Of Edward Waldon
  • Jonas Heidgert
  • Olof Mörck
  • Nicklas Magnusson
  • Jesse Lindskog
  • Christer Pedersen
  • Elias Holmlid
  • Jonas Heidgert
  • Nicklas Magnusson
  • Olof Mörck
  • Christer Pedersen
  • Elias Holmid
  • Jesse Lindskog

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Under The Grey Banner 
2011 AFM
  1. Ilmarion
  2. Shadow Of The Mithril Mountains
  3. The Tempest
  4. A Thousand Towers White
  5. Fire And Brimstone
  6. The Black Mare
  7. Lady Of Goldenwood
  8. Dûrnir's Forge
  9. The Trials Of Mount Farnor
  10. Throne Of Bones
  11. Under The Grey Banner
  12. Ivory Shores
  • Jonas Heidgert
  • Olof Mörck
  • Jesse Lindskog
  • Anders Hammer
  • Elias Holmlid
  • Morten Lowe Sorensen

Reviews:   Metal Underground  Metal Observer  Metal Critic  Angry Metal Guy 

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