Unleash The Archers let battle commence on epic new album Abyss

Power metallers Unleash The Archers finally hit the bullseye on new album Abyss

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Unleash The Archers have always excelled live, but thanks to their stadium production, snackable melodies and Brittney Slayes’ inimitable vocal force they’ve made a solid transition into high-end metal on record. 2017’s Apex was hot with shredding, feeding into the cynic’s belief that power metal is all style and no substance, but their fifth full-length is an album that makes you go, “Damn, they’ve grown up!” Legacy, a spiralling mix of Deafheaven, Dragonforce and Devin Townsend, is their career’s centrepiece. Other strikes of classic brigade-leading choruses and major to minor earworms like Return To Me or the cinematic The Wind That Shapes The Land have unleashed the whole army.

Holly Wright

With over 10 years’ experience writing for Metal Hammer and Prog, Holly has reviewed and interviewed a wealth of progressively-inclined noise mongers from around the world. A fearless voyager to the far sides of metal Holly loves nothing more than to check out London’s gig scene, from power to folk and a lot in between. When she’s not rocking out Holly enjoys being a mum to her daughter Violet and working as a high-flying marketer in the Big Smoke.