Bringer of Pain is the achingly good, high-octane new release from Finnish Power-Metal sextet, Battle Beast.
The ferocious new title divvies up a hefty serving of Judas Priest-inspired Metal moments, led by powerhouse frontwoman Noora Louhimo.
"The title is more than just a catchy punchline," said Battle Beast bassist Eero Sipilä of the new album. "'Bring the pain' as a phrase means 'giving your best,' stepping up against the odds - something that really sums up the spirit of this band and this album. The fact that the name also brought to mind a certain JUDAS PRIEST album definitely didn't hurt either..."
Bringer of Pain comes five years after after the band’s 2012, debut album, Steele, and is the follow-up to the band’s very impressive sophomore, self-titled release. The band released their third album, Unholy Savior, in 2013.
Now, on Bringer of Pain, Battle Beast captures their kinetic performances on ten tracks that breathlessly rage from start to finish: from the album’s opening track, “Straight to the Heart,” through its closing tune “Far from Heaven,” Battle Beast explores the prisms of melody and razor-sharp riffs that represent the insouciant spirit of Classic Heavy Metal at its very best.
Favorite track? “Lost In Wars” stands-out as both prismatic and powerful, as the tune is both gritty and modern, with an arching chorus of dual vocals that collapse into growls.
Bringer of Pain was produced and recorded at JKB studios by keyboardist Janne Björkroth. The album was mixed by Björkroth as well as Viktor Gullichsen and Mikko Karmila. Mastering was done by Mika Jussila at the world famous Finnvox Studios. The album is set for release on February 17, 2017 on Nuclear Blast Records, and you can check out more information Battle Beast, and the new album, over at NuclearBlast.com.