Dire-Peril : “The Extraterrestrial Compendium” CD & Digital 9th November 2018 Divebomb Records. USA Power Metal band. A brilliant cover artwork with a robot watching some old movie films, he obviously comes from the futur and arrived in the 1985 era…The last song “Journey Beyond the Stars” tells his story. This album made by the two musicians John Yelland (Vocals) from Judicator, Jason Ashcraft (Guitar, Bass) from Helion Prime joined forces to get an out of time work for their fourth album !
Always creating riffs and loving to share his compositions with awesome singers, Jason as once again turned into a composer master. While this album gets him outside of his own band, it is musically very similar to first Helion Prime album. “Yuatja Hunter Culture” first track gets you back to that vibe but with faster guitar riffs .
The most interesting on this project are the lyrics which are into real and serious theme. Brilliant solos and melodies still kicking the whole. With the voice of John it gives another color on certain songs giving a bit of Yes, Iced Earth touch.
Inspired by all manners of science fiction, each songs are based on classic sci-fi movies including Predator, Total Recall, Starship Troopers, and E.T. Featuring guest performances by Brittney Slayes (Unleash The Archers) and the mighty Arjen Anthony Luccassen (Ayreon, Star One, The Gentle Storm).
Have a taste :
Twelve songs going from soft emotions to kick ass power feelings that somehow revisits many music styles in one album. Once again surrounded by awesome singers , we are floating into musical journey that smoothly gets you lifted of the ground. Now you have the sound and the spirit of this band.
If you love those musicians then get this album when it comes out, jason might become a comic character one day… Another great album keeping the music alive with passion and pleasure 98/100.