Battle Beast – No More Hollywood Endings (Review)

Battle Beast - No More Hollywood Endings (Review)

Artist: Battle Beast
Album: No More Hollywood Endings 
Genre: Metal
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: March 22, 2019
Reviewed by: Bobby Caughron

 

Review:

Battle Beast have been steadily building a huge following with metal heads worldwide and their latest album, “No More Hollywood Endings” should only cement their reputation further as one of a truly epic metal band.  I absolutely love the opening track “Unbroken”.  So much so, that I often replay it several times before moving on to the other tracks on the album.  That’s not to say that I don’t like the rest of the album, because the entire album is a masterpiece of melodic metal, but if I didn’t state that “Unbroken” is my favorite song, I’d be lying.  Vocalist Noora Louhimo has one of the most enchanting voices in rock, combining the power of singers like Doro and Lzzy Hale with the timelessness of Heart’s Ann Wilson.  Another standout track for me is “Unfairy Tales”.  It’s a great classic sounding track with an extremely memorable hook.  For a full on metal song with blazing guitars, check out “Piece Of Me”. The band sounds incredibly tight musically and the production quality is top notch.  This is a turn it up to 10 album that’s great for hitting the highway at full blast. While Battle Beast can rock with the best of them, they also have an incredible pop sensibility that makes these songs unforgettable, as I often am still humming them in my mind, long after the album is over. Simply put, with “No More Hollywood Endings”, Battle Beast have released the best album of their career thus far. If you’re not familiar with the band, this is the album to start with and if you already know the band, you’re not going to want to miss this one. One of the best straight-up melodic modern metal releases of the year.

 

Track Listing:

Unbroken
No More Hollywood Endings
Eden
Unfairy Tales
Endless Summer
The Hero
Piece Of Me
I Wish
Raise Your Fists
The Golden Horde
World On Fire
Bent And Broken
My Last Dream

Band Members:

Noora Louhimo (vocals)
Pyry Vikki (drums)
Joona Björkroth (guitar, vocals)
Juuso Soinio (guitar)
Eero Sipilä (bass, vocals)
Janne Björkroth (keys, vocals)

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