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Significant Point - "Into the Storm" (album stream)

Ο δίσκος των Significant Point "Into the Storm"
Οι Significant Point μας έρχονται από την Χώρα του Ανατέλλοντος Ηλίου. Δημιουργήθηκαν πριν από δέκα χρόνια κι αρέσκονται στο κλασικό heavy metal. Έχουν κυκλοφορήσει ένα demo (το 2014), ένα live album έξι τραγουδιών ("Live at Tokyo" 2017) συν το "επτάρι" single "Attacker" προ τριετίας.

Με την συμπλήρωση δέκα ετών "ζωής" είδαν το "επίσημο" ντεμπούτο τους σε κυκλοφορία. Φέρει τον τίτλο "Into the Storm", αποτελείται από δέκα τραγούδια και "βγήκε" προ μηνός...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Dying Victims Productions is proud to present Significant Point’s highly anticipated debut album, Into the Storm, on CD and vinyl LP formats. Hailing from Japan, Significant Point was formed by guitarists Kazuki Kuwagaki and Gou Takeuchi in March 2011. Holding high the banner of old-school speed/heavy metal, they started playing live shows in Tokyo.

Through a lot of member changes, Significant Point released their first demo, Attacker!, in 2014 and the Live at Tokyo CD in 2017. In 2018, the two-song EP Attacker was released on 7” vinyl by France’s Inferno Records, and it received a good reaction in the underground scene.

Itormentor (drums) and Kazuhiro Watanabe (bass) joined in 2016 and 2018, respectively, and the current lineup of Significant Point was at last finalized. In 2019, they started recording their first album. With great help from George Itoh (Risingfall / Military Shadow), it was completed in September 2020 after a year and a half of effort.

Fittingly bearing the title Into the Storm, Significant Point’s debut album is indeed a monsoon of heavy metal mayhem, spanning traditional and epic styles to speed metal and even early power metal. The band live and breathe heavy metal in all its classicist forms, and the quintet know the intrinsic power of hooks and especially variety, both of which are found bountifully across Into the Storm.

With enviable ease, Significant Point marry masterful execution to high drama whilst never losing the importance of actual songs - in other words, no style over substance here. Truly, you will NOT be able to get any of these 10 anthems outta your head, and large credit is due to the poetic dual-guitar interplay of Kuwagaki and Takeuchi; dazzling to say the very least, their leads and solos are almost another singing voice.

Which is to take nothing away from the rest of the band, who bring together melodic bass-work, tastefully propulsive drumming, and the high-pitched metal-warrior vocals of George Itoh to create a veritable orchestra of sound.

While the bulk of the lyrics are in English, the unique tonal qualities of Japanese lend Into the Storm comparisons to Loudness’ early, proto-epic metal albums like Devil Soldier and The Law of Devil’s Land.

But casting one’s metallic gaze further across continents (and decades), Significant Point significantly point to myriad elements of such legends as Grim Reaper, Metal Church, Sinner, Cloven Hoof, and Omen on to the culter likes of Shok Paris, Liege Lord, Sortilege, Agent Steel, and Savage Grace, all with a firm grounding in the classics of Scorpions, Rainbow, Judas Priest, UFO, and Iron Maiden.

Any way you slice it, the katana of Significant Point is deadly, so prepare to go Into the Storm!» 

Band: Significant Point
Country of origin: Japan
Location: Tokyo
Formed in: 2011
Genre: Heavy / Speed Metal
Years active: 2011-present

Album: "Into the Storm"
Type: Full length
Release date: February 26th, 2021
Label: Dying Victims Productions
Format: CD, 12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM), Digital

Track listing:
01. Attacker
02. Heavy Attack
03. You've Got The Power
04. Riders Under The Sun
05. Night Of The Axe
06. Run For Your Life
07. Into The Storm
08. Deathrider
09. Danger Zone
10. Running Alone

Band members:
Gou Takeuchi - Guitar
Kazuki Kuwagaki - Guitar
Kazuhiro Watanabe - Bass
Itormentor - Drums
George Itoh (Risingfall / Military Shadow) - Vocals (guest)

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