01. Finest Hour
02. Words I Failed To Say
03. Fall From Grace
04. Where We Started
05. Breaking The Curse
07. Watch The World Collapse
08. Take You Over
09. Forgotten Forever
Matt Marinelli – Vocals and Guitars
Ken Fobert – Guitars
Sean Werlick – Keyboard
Sean Dowell – Drums
Jamie Smith - Bass
Produced by Borealis
Recorded and mixed by Jordan Valeriote at
Sundown Studio, Guelph, Ontario, Canada,
Mastered by Tomas “Plec” Johansson at Panic
Room Studios, Sweden, October 2010
Cover artwork by Frank Fiedler, kindly
represented by Rainer Kalwitz
Booklet designed by Claus Jensen
Photography by Allen Ross Thomas
Death screams on Finest Hour by Jimi Patrick
With soaring vocals, lightning fast guitars
and a rock solid backline, BOREALIS is
bringing leather back and dragging power
metal up with it. It's been that way from
the start for these Canadian guys: all or
nothing, and it shows in their music.
Musically, BOREALIS leans towards the
classic power metal sound; not too far
removed from bands such as Evergrey or even
Savatage in their prime. Also, the more
progressive bands like Vanden Plas or Dream
Theater occasionally spring to mind. It's
all about energy, aggression, melodies and
finesse - and BOREALIS has it all in spades.
With an independently released debut "World
Of Silence" safely in the bag, the band took
it upon themselves to give ProgPower USA one
heck of a kick-start when they visited the
world famous festival in September 2010.
With a 45 minute set comprised of songs from
both the upcoming disc "Fall From Grace" as
well as their debut, they made sure all
1,100 people in attendance would leave with
a positive memory of BOREALIS.
"Fall From Grace" sees Borealis take a
heavier approach for their label debut along
with a more mature and progressive spin put
on the songs when compared to their first
appearance, but the bands song writing
process in which every idea is explored and
considered has not changed. On the new
material bassist Jamie Smith comments, "We
feel that because of song writing process
this is a very diverse, energetic album.
Lyrically, a few avenues were explored for
the album, taking a more 'real life'
approach than was taken before. Again, a
collaborative effort on the lyrics ensured
that they fit the music perfectly and
reflected every band member's tastes in
their own way".
Produced and mixed by Jodan Valeriote in
Ontario, Canada and mastered by Tomas
Johansson at the world famous Panic Room
Studios in Sweden (known for a.o. Scar
Symmetry, Warrior Soul, Miseration), this
album is a sonic masterpiece. And topped by
the fantastic artwork by Frank Fiedler, the
entire package comes off as one of this
year‟s most impressive power metal releases.
Borealis' forthcoming offering "Fall From
Grace" is sure to see the buzz generated by
both their debut album and ProgPower USA
performance continue, and will certainly
reach a larger audience world-wide come 20th
May 2011 on Lion Music.
One of the most talked about underground
progressive power metal bands release their
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