Crystal Viper – At the Edge of Time

Rating: 3.0/5
Distributor/label: AFM Records 
Released: July 2018
Buy Album: https://www.value-merch.de/en/crystal-viper
Band Website: http://www.crystalviper.com/

Band line-up:

Marta Gabriel – vocals, guitars, piano
Andy Wave – lead, rhythm, acoustic guitars
Tomek “Golem” Danczak – drums and percussion
Blaze J. Grygiel – bass guitar, acoustic guitar

Tracklisting:

01. At The Edge Of Time (new song)
02. When The Sun Goes Down (giallo version – previously unreleased)
03. Zwiastun Burzy (new song, title track in Polish version)
04. When Are You (new song)
05. Tell Me Why (QUARTZ cover, previously unreleased)

Review

Exclusive Limited Release EP alert!
‘At the Edge of Time’ is brought to you by Polish rockers Crystal Viper. The release of this EP comes hot off the heels from their 2017 album Queen of the Witches, which is arguably their strongest and most popular release to date. However, ‘At the Edge of Time’ is an exclusive limited release on 10” vinyl which is set to fly off the shelves and be a collectors dream, but is also available for digital downloaders for the more modern music listener. This EP is only 5 tracks long but it feels like an album, with speed metal combined with organs, pianos and gutsy, soaring vocals, through to a quite frankly stunning ballad ‘When Are You’; it’s so strong and powerful, it smacks you in the face and is making up for the lost time for their hiatus since 2013. If you needed any more reason to buy the crystal clear vinyl, the cover artwork is painted by Andreas Marschall (Kreator, Obituary), so you are guaranteed a piece of beautiful but epic fantasy art with vocalist Marta Gabriel brandishing a soul eating black sword, aptly named the ‘Stormbringer’. 

Review by

Alice Chant

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