Masterstroke – As days grow darker

{mosimage}The Tampere based metal band strikes back one year ago after their release of the great Sleep with another superb album.

 

Being the current one only the third album of the band, and after a short time of having released their follow-up full length, I must admit that Masterstroke must be probably the young metal band that has advance and improved more quickly in the super-competitive national metal scene. As days grow darker sounds compact, rounded, well produced, with excellent and sharp riffs and with the lyrics and voice of Niko in perfect shape. The album is overall shiny when the band goes full speed and accelerates the rhythm like in the demolishing Walls of my temple or in the blowing intro riffs of the album for Wait for the fail.

After having opened the gig of Scorpions in Madrid last year and featuring this superb new work, I am sure that we will be hearing many more good things about Masterstroke in the following years.

Rating 4/5. 

Related article (Interview with Jussi, keyboard player of Masterstroke):

http://www.freemagazine.fi/content/view/551/117/