Review: The New Era Begins

If this album title is to be believed, a new era is about to begin. Unfortunately this is not the case and what we have here is another mediocre heavy metal album. This time it is The New Era Begins from Burning Rome.

There is a lot of promise with The New Era Begins, the album has a fantastic powerful sound. It creates a suitable amount of intensity that this kind of heavy metal really requires. I also really love the presentation, specifically the album art work that looks like a promotional poster for Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes. Not a popular movie, but the art design is cool.

Unfortunately the music itself is a bit limited and the band appear to repeat themselves throughout the album. There is a selection of entertaining songs on this album but for every good song there is a track that goes into the same generic start and stop guitar riffing. It gets a little tedious after a while and it is a shame. There is a lot of potential in this album but it just misses the mark. The New Era Begins is also a little weak on the vocal department. Beppe Careddu does not have a good voice for this kind of metal. This stuff requires a voice with a lot of range and power, two things that he lacks.

There is not much else to say really. This isn’t a bad album, it definitely has some good moments. But the amateurish song writing and vocals leave a lot to be desired. I see no real need to recommend this album to anyone, you could very easily spend that money on something better.

Rating : 6 / 10

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Track Listing :

  1. In Hoc Signo Vinces
  2. Silence and Me
  3. Lonely Boy
  4. Never Never
  5. The Art of Bleeding
  6. Into Shadows
  7. Who Do You Think We Are
  8. The Second Wave
  9. The Same Old Story
  10. Gravity
  11. This Is The Place