The third full-length effort “Tribe of Force” is the brightest highlight up to date in the discography of the German A-capella power metallers Van Canto
. The band worked really hard on this one and the great attention and touch they put into it can be easily heard on each of the 13 new compositions.
The most important thing is that in contrast with its predecessors, there are only two cover tracks on “Tribe of Force”: the first one is the well-known “Rebellion
(The Clans Are marching)” of Grave Digger
on which Chris Boltendahl himself takes the vocal lead. The second is based on the worldwide classic “Master
of Puppets” – after hearing this interpretation of Van Canto
, one seriously starts to think these guys are capable of covering every song out there, for the artistic touch they implicated through their own prismatic point of view is something exquisitely remarkable which must be heard by all means.
The other material is strictly authors work, only this time there are particular guitar solos here and there and not only vocal imitation of the instruments. Victor Smolski
participates with his skills in “One To Ten
”, the other guest is Sonata Arctica
’s Tony Kakko who sings beautifully on “Hearted”. There are songs that inevitably remind of other bands – “I Am Human
” and “Frodo’s Dream
” will make all Falconer
fans fall in love with the album. The entire record is more dynamic and diverse than its two predecessors, and by far more perfected and musically grinded. There are almost too many highlights, but among those which really aim for the listener’s heart are “Lost
Forever” and “To Sing A Metal
Song” with their power metal spirit, “Last Night
of The Kings
” with its Blind Guardian
mood and the Nightwish
influenced “Water. Fire
.” which is composed and performed with first-class female vocal appearance.
If you're in for a stylish vocal demonstration, Van Canto
's "Tribe of Force" is the perfect guide. Provisional, perfectly composed and performed, one of a kind. Out
now and ready to enchant every metal fan.