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Title - 'Ad Infinitum'
Artist - Crown Of Glory

For those not in the know, although, in truth, it should be well known by now, Switzerland is fertile ground for outstanding metal bands.

Indeed, it is hard to imagine this Swiss scene without Crown Of Glory.

The band has been quite active in the scene for years and has made a name for itself, whilst building a huge fan base, by means of countless concerts in their home country, Germany, Spain and Italy - among many other big names such as Alice Cooper, Five Finger Death Punch, H.E.A.T or Hammerfall.

Simply put, Crown Of Glory - Hene Muther (vocals), Markus Muther (guitar), Hungi Berglas (guitar), Jonas Lüscher (bass), Lukas Soland (drums), and Oliver Schumacher (keyboards) - who established their music in the melodic metal genre with influences from AOR and power metal, are what is breathtakingly great about the genre today.

Their strength clearly lies in the catchy hook lines which capture the audience already after the first listening. The compositions cover quite a huge range of the above-mentioned music styles, but still know how to surprise again and again with unexpected tunes.

Thus, it is not without reason that the first two albums of the band, A Breath of Life and King For a Day, were celebrated and praised in European metal magazines.

And now the band bring us their much-anticipated third album, Ad Infinitum (out now via Fastball Records).

The first single from the album, 'What I'm Made Of' was released in May 2020, and showcases the vibe of the 12 new tracks perfectly. Crown Of Glory also brought in Thomas Plec Johansson (H.E.A.T., Soilwork, Night Flight Orchestra, Gathering Of Kings, Nocturnal Rites) to mix and master the album and Rolf Munkes (Crematory) to co-produce it.

1. 'Emergency'
2. 'Something' (featuring Seraina Telli)
3. 'Let's Have A Blast'
4. 'Emporium Of Dreams'
5. 'Surrender'
6. 'Infinity'
7. 'Glorious Nights'
8. 'Make Me Believe'
9.' Master Of Disguise'
10. 'What I'm Made Of'
11. 'Until I'm Done'
12. 'Say My Name'

With a sound akin to bands like Pretty Maids, Stratovarius, Royal Hunt and Edguy, the band open with some reverberated warning sounds (think the sound akin to a Chernobyl outbreak!) before breaking into the drum-led masterpiece 'Emergency,' backing that up with the stunning, dual layered 'Something' (featuring Seraina Telli, ex-Burning Witches and now Dead Venus), and then the guitar-opened ferocity of 'Let's Have A Blast.'

Next up is the melodic thunder of 'Emporium Of Dreams, which is followed by the soaring ballad 'Surrender,' with the frenetic pace picked up again on 'Infinity' (which I could swear also features an underlaid backdrop of John Carpenter's Halloween theme), and then we get one my own personal favorites, the gorgeous piano-lead in, quickly followed by the one-two drum rhythms, and gentle synth backdrop of 'Glorious Nights.'

We then get the wondrous synth key-led majesty of 'Make Me Believe' which is backed by the free flowing, growling guitar work of 'Master Of Disguise,' and the album then rounds out with the lead single, the hook-laden, and oh-so catchy rock of 'What I'm Made Of,' closing on the AOR of both 'Until I'm Done' and 'Say My Name.'

Ad Infinitum will be released as a CD, Digital Download, and a quite brilliant DOUBLE 12" White Vinyl edition!

You can order Ad Infinitum now at www.fastball-music.com.

'What I'm Made Of'- Official Music Video

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'What I'm Made Of'- Official Music Video





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