Two Steps From Hell – Vanquish Review
It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these–so without further ado, let’s begin.
In the months prior to the release of this album, there was much anticipation among TSFH fans on Facebook regarding this release. It had seemingly been ages since the release of Battlecry and as you can well imagine, once the official artwork was teased. Once it released, there were those who were no doubt excited now that they could have access to another “gem”. However, there were quite a number of others who voiced their seeming “disapproval” of this latest album, even to the time that I have written this post.
I have yet to see anyone who says this is “the best album yet”. So, what is my personal view or opinion, since that is all it is at the end of the day? Read on to find out. this latest release Vanquish.
Is there a best track on this album? Hmm, I’m not sure that I would say a ‘best track’ but there are certainly good tracks that are worth more than one listen. One of those is track #2 Pegasus by Thomas Bergesen. The track begins with a nice string introduction and a flowing female vocal by Felicia Farrere. The rhythm of the track does remind one of the creature flying through the air against the backdrop of the shining sun.
The title track ‘Vanquish‘ is a peculiar sounding one. The overall message of this song is despite the previous pains of the past, that it is possible to vanquish or get rid of those and push onward to the future. New World Order is more of an ominous tone..it evokes imagery of the phrase that is often heard in conspiracy theory circles and the like. Enchantress is another track that has a nice melody. It’s one of the longer tracks on this album, but the way it is written and conducted makes you want to stay and hear the whole track through.
This is my humble view but by all means, don’t take mine or anyone else’s word for it. LIsten to it for yourself and then form your view.
The album is available for purchase on iTunes.