“Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken” … this song title from the new TORIAN album ‘God Of Storms’ could also symbolize the band’s history. Perseverance and unconditional faith kept the German power metal band on in the game since its foundation in 2002, and with a lot of passion and enthusiasm, TORIAN have achieved a remarkable status in the underground scene over the years. Now, in 2018 and with their fourth studio album, the band is making a quantum leap: The group around singer Mark Hohlweck never before sounded as sophisticated, infectiously catchy and hymn-like. ‘God Of Storms’ is a welcome surprise; an album with which TORIAN do not have to hide from international greats in any way. Fans of Orden Ogan, Gamma Ray, Running Wild, Hammerfall and Dream Evil will especially enjoy the treasure that is ‘God Of Storms.’
Producer Seeb Levermann (Orden Ogan, Rhapsody Of Fire, Brainstorm), who was brought on board already for the self-released EP ‘Phantoms Of The Past’ in 2016, has done an incredible job developing once again. The ten tracks – which were mostly written by guitarist Carl Delius – shine and impress throughout. Rarely does one get to hear an album that is so catchy, but also shows no signs of wear even after the umpteenth spin.
“Well over half of the songs of ‘God Of Storms’ are already part of out live setlist,” says guitarist Carl Delius. “The feedback is great and you can hardly highlight a single song because all the new numbers ignite on stage. After concerts with Sabaton, Dragonforce, Orden Ogan, Overkill, Annihilator and Vicious Rumors in recent years, we want to play live more than ever. “
The cover artwork for ‘God Of Storms’ was created by Claudio Bergamin (Judas Priest, Battle Beast). In addition to the CD, two vinyl versions (clear blue – limited to 250 pieces; and black) are also available.
Read our review here.