A Hero for the World - West to East, Pt. I: Frontier Vigilante (Power Edition) - (2/10)
Published on December 29, 2017
Genre:Power / Heavy Metal
Not all songs manage to reach where no song has reached before, but “Gold of Klondike” is nothing more than average without spark with only the little Western interludes adding something interesting, while “San Fernando” has this ultra-saccharine chorus that also shows Kaasgaard’s limits again and “Out Where the West Begins” is epic alright, but the vocals absolutely kill it. They also try to bring a Western theme into some of the songs, with some country guitars and results in the trainwreck that is “Outlaw in the Wild West”, where at roundabout half time there seems to be an attempt at a solo section, which completely clashes with the rest of the song bumbling along.
While the songs are nothing to write home about in the best cases, it is the vocals where the biggest downfalls happen. Either hampered by uninspired and awkward vocal lines or just seeming half a note off, Kaasgaard is struggling throughout, especially when he tries to go powerful and scream-y, it has a tendency to get pretty cringeworthy, efficiently killing attempts at creating an epic musical setting for the stories about the American West.
The world will need a hero after the wreck that is West to East Pt. I: Frontier Vigilante (Power Edition),