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Trick or Treat – ‘Creepy Symphonies’

Scarlet Records
Helloween, Edguy, SkeleToon, Blind Guardian, Avantasia, Gamma Ray
Release Date
April 1, 2022
Scarlet Records
Power Metal

                In recent years, Italy has been producing some of the best power metal this side of Germany and Sweden and why shouldn’t it? The land of ‘Nessun dorma’ is no stranger to operatic vocals and grandiose arrangements, why not add some electric guitars, banks of keyboards and galloping rhythms to it? One such band to do this is Trick or Treat as the northern Italian band deliver their latest album ‘Creepy Symphonies’ to the masses.

                Over the course of their 20-year career, Trick or Treat have delivered some fantastic power metal albums and it is hardly surprising that ‘Creepy Symphonies’ is no different. Trick or Treat load up on the wine and the cheese because what they deliver is some good time power metal party anthems which immediately put a smile on the listeners face. Tracks such as ‘Have a Nice Judgement Day’, ‘Falling over the Rainbow’ and ‘Escape from Reality’ keep everything true to the Euro power metal core. There is no denying that there is a huge Kai Hansen vibe here as ‘Creepy Symphonies’ literally worships at the feet of Helloween, Gamma Ray and Unisonic, but there’s also a touch of Tobias Sammet here that will drag in fans from Edguy and Avantasia with some well written, tongue in cheek lyrics. Furthermore, ‘Creepy Symphonies’ closes with ‘The Power of Grayskull’, a near 12-minute epic about ‘He-Man and the Masters of the Universe’ and who does want that really?

                Treat or Treat have delivered another excellent album of power metal, ‘Creepy Symphonies’ is thoroughly enjoyable and very cheesy, it doesn’t take itself too seriously and serves to remind many of us why we enjoy the genre in the first place.

"‘Creepy Symphonies’ is thoroughly enjoyable and very cheesy"

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