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Jag Panzer - Casting The Stones (10/10) - USA - 2004

Genre: Power Metal
Label: Century Media
Playing time: 51:16
Band homepage: Jag Panzer


  1. Feast Or Famine
  2. The Mission (1941)
  3. Vigilant
  4. Achilles
  5. Tempest
  6. Legion Immortal >mp3
  7. Battered And Bruised >mp3
  8. Cold
  9. Starlight's Fury
  10. The Harkening
  11. Precipice
Jag Panzer - Casting The Stones

As long as you have "The Tyrant" on vocals and the solid line-up that has been around since 1998, you know that you are guaranteed another fantastic album. Metal saviours JAG PANZER once again shows the world how to create a true Metal masterpiece. "Feast Or Famine" shows just how good they are. Harry's voice sounds just as magnificent as ever. The one of a kind pipes mixes crooning and dramatics without ever going over the top. The drum work of Rikard is tight, solid, heavy and the melodic guitar noodlings of Chris and Mark are top notch which can't be matched.


The galloping riffs of "The Mission (1941)" remain catchy, but just like everything else, it's packed with power and grace all rolled up into one. Mix this song with some harmonies, chants and Power Metal drumming and you get the perfect song. Even though "Tempest" is filled with power and wicked guitar solos, there is some Latin guitar work tossed in for variety and added spice to the song that makes it stand out even more. I like that the band can add other styles of music without being afraid because they are known for one thing. "Starlight's Fury" which just so happens to feature background vocals from Bob Parduba who was on the band's "Chain Of Command", also adds classical piano work which makes the song even more intriguing. I know the guys are pretty much tradition Metal, but once in a while, you need to venture out and the fact that they do it so well shouldn't have any fan worried about the direction of their music.


JAG PANZER is on fire again and don't disappoint the fans either. The album is not only produced perfectly, but from top to bottom, you are guaranteed quality songs that are already timeless and will never go out of style. The guys have pulled it off once again and already could be in the top three for the year. (Online December 1, 2004)

Joe Florez

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