This is the 80s! POWERCAGE maybe sounds like Power Metal, but it isn't Power Metal, in my opinion, it sounds like the classical Heavy Metal combined with Hard Rock of the early 80s, including the slightly flat production (I don't mean that negative but the production has got less hall, like it was normally that time).
The opener "Darkness Falls" reminds me in his vocallines and his partly dragging rhythm of the genious Swedish Doomers of SORCERER, but concurrent, it sounds a little bit archaic but also fresh, because you don't listen every day to something like that. "Cries Of The Damned" is up-tempo and reminds me of the traditionally Metal bands of the early 80s, while I only can't befriend with "Bringer Of Hope", with (and due to) its dissonances in the riffs and in some vocals.
Surely, the debut of the three Norwegians isn't epochal, but it makes fun! (Online September 18, 2002)