Origin: Joensuu, Finland  
Genres: Power Metal
Page online: February 27, 2016
Last update/review: February 27, 2016


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 Labyrinth Alpha delivers. 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 muted. Tailored for a specific audience, it's fine for the style, but nothing more.

Last Lineup


Labyrinth Alpha  
2008 independent
  1. Cold
  2. Kingdom of Ends
  3. The Mirage
  4. A Song in Solitude
  5. Labyrinth Alpha
  6. Riverball
  7. In the Final Hour
  8. Vox Dei

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