Boasting a well known lineup of European power progressive musicians, Warmen returns with their latest release “Beyond Abilities”. Once again, Warmen balances this release with melodic speed metal instrumentals and guest appearances by vocalists such as Kimberly Goss from the mighty Sinergy, Timo Kotipelto (Stratovarius) and Pasi Nykanen (Throne Of Chaos). Led by Children of Bodom keyboardist Janne Warman, the Warmen project continues to evolve and expand further within the realms of the metal genre.
Almost as a teaser from the soon to be released Sinergy CD “Suicide By My Side” Kimberly unleashes were wicked wares on the track “Hidden”. However, she once again delivers a stunning cover track performance. Out of nowhere, Warmen and Kimberly deliver a haunting version of Heart’s #1 smash hit “Alone”.
While I would prefer all the tracks to have vocals, Warmen still delivers an impressive album of artists who are at the forefront of the European metal movement, especially within Finland.