Origin: Helsinki, Finland  
Genres: Traditional Metal
Page online: November 1, 2022
Last update/review: November 1, 2022

Chevalier

This is a bit of an oddity, as Finnish NWOBHM-inspired speed metal isn't really a thing, but Chevalier is nevertheless trying to make it a thing with their enticing 2019 effort Destiny Calls, their only full-length surrounded by EPs. The album mixes prime early-80's speed, very early NWOBHM riffing (notably, the Steve Harris-approved rollicking bass lines), a fair bit of grandiose epic metal, and that faint medieval sound that bands like Brocas Helm and Manilla Road made a living from. Top it off with a female vocalist that sounds like no one else (hold that thought, someone else nailed it -- she sounds like a very young, really early Geddy Lee) and there's a winning formula here. The production sounds a bit tinny in places, but that adds to the charm, this is not a ultra-polished modern metal outfit, but a slightly off-the-rails cult speed metal force that one can't help but smile at and appreciate.

Current Members

Emma Grönqvist

vocals

Mikko Ylijoki

guitars

Tommi

guitars (ex-Archgoat)

Sebastian Bergman

bass

Axel Johansson

drums (Malokarpatan)

Former Members/Guests

Joel

drums



Discography


A Call To Arms  EP
2017 Gates Of Hell
  1. Under the Sceptre
  2. The Sorcerer
  3. The Awakening
  4. Chevalier
  5. Ride for Revenge
  6. Defenestration
  • Emma Grönqvist
  • Mikko Ylijoki
  • Tommi
  • Sebastian Bergman
  • Joel



Chapitre II  EP
2018 Gates Of Hell
  1. The Messenger
  2. Wrath of Steel
  3. The Curse of the Dead Star
  • Emma Grönqvist
  • Mikko Ylijoki
  • Tommi
  • Sebastian Bergman
  • Joel



Destiny Calls  
2019 Gates Of Hell
  1. Introduction
  2. The Immurement
  3. The Curse of the Dead Star
  4. Road of Light
  5. ...as the Clouds Gather
  6. Stormbringer
  7. In the Grip of the Night
  8. Prelude to the End
  9. A Warrior's Lament
  10. Outro
  • Emma Grönqvist
  • Mikko Ylijoki
  • Tommi
  • Sebastian Bergman
  • Joel



Life And Death  EP
2020 Gates Of Hell
  1. Deathstalker
  2. Lifegiver
  • Emma Grönqvist
  • Mikko Ylijoki
  • Tommi
  • Sebastian Bergman
  • Axel Johansson



Ancient Metal Attack  EP
2022 Gates Of Hell
  1. Into The Dragon’s Lair
  2. Land Of The Living Dead (Hell cover)
  3. Last One Standing
  • Emma Grönqvist
  • Mikko Ylijoki
  • Tommi
  • Sebastian Bergman
  • Axel Johansson




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