This is a prime example of being able to judge a book by its cover,
despite what that old saying may tell you.
A Finnish band named Epiclore almost has to play some sort of fantasy-based
symphonic or melodic power metal, and that's exactly what 2008's
From a purely metallic standpoint, it doesn't have a lot of teeth, as
the songs are upbeat and melodic and, well, nice, but without any grit.
The vocals embody this even more than the music -- clear and melodic, but
just not very metallic, and they (along with the production) seem a bit
Tailored for a specific audience, it's fine for the style, but nothing more.
- Kingdom of Ends
- The Mirage
- A Song in Solitude
- Labyrinth Alpha
- In the Final Hour
- Vox Dei