Powerworld – Human Parasite

Releasedate: 01-11-2010; Label: SPV/Steamhammer
By: Sabine van Gameren

Powerworld is a Power Metal band from Germany. They have been formed in 2005 and “Human Parasite” is their second full length release.

At first you might think of this project as an All star band, seeing members of Freedom Call, Threshold and Jaded Heart in the lineup, but don’t let yourself be mistaken with your expectations. The band does not bring you a copy paste of these names as their own sound. While their vocalist, Andrew McDermott, is new to the band, you should not look back to their debut either. Obviously you can still hear a slight bit of Threshold in the sound, his vocals are characteristic enough for that, but this band seem to get a bit in variance with the riffs. It takes the time to shine, not too much of a dual is going on. Perhaps this weakens the songs here and there, but as in general the songs have plenty of power. At the end of the album this all slows down a bit. So besides the fact that the musicians all have the right skills, somehow the album just does not come out as strong as it could be. It’s not bad, but it ain’t a winner either. It could have been much stronger when the decided to give some aggression here and there to make the tension a bit higher. We are no mollusks.

Line Up:
Andrew “Mac” McDermott – Vocals
Barish Kepic – Guitars
Ilker Ersin – Bass
Nils Neumann – Keyboards
Achim Keller – Drums

Tracklist:
01. Cleansed by Fire
02. Stand Up
03. Evil In Me
04. Time Will Change
05. Human Parasite
06. Hope
07. East Comes To West
08. Children Of The Future
09. Caught In Your Web
10. Tame Your Demons
11. Might Of Secrets
12. King For A Day

Links:
Powerworld MySpace