10 / 10
"Being somewhat of a ‘newcomer’ to their music I am awestruck … they have made one hell of an impression on me … you don’t just hear their passion but feel that passion … their intensity and playing skill as well as the awesome vocals makes this band and my ears a 'match made in heaven'."
10 / 10
"… only three songs but what a three songs they are … I really enjoy … a hidden gem … absolutely magnificent to listen to …"
(Mark's Wild Reviews)
8 / 10
"… 'Burst The Curse' is an exciting opening … power balladry takes over the EP as the mellow 'Gaia' acoustically floats in, with an emotionally riddled vocal performance … stands firmly in Power Metal territory owned by giants of the genre, Helloween … foot on the monitor style Metal, complete with a catchy sing a long able chorus sees 'Someone Out There' …"
(Metal Gods TV)
8 / 10
"With such young bands like INVICTUS, Metal is quite healthy and alive … gathers the main influence on the golden age of German Speed Metal … quite promising, reminding me the mighty Angel Dust, with good riffs and variations, and adequate vocals … for sure a band to follow …"
(Sounds From Apocalypse)
8 / 10
"… a burst of energy … very powerful … great Power Metal … I can’t wait to see what INVICTUS do in the future."
7,5 / 10
"… in the intersection of old Helloween / Gamma Ray and epic Metal ... a good prelude of teutonic imprinting ... a fine statement, that one does not have to be worried about German Metal newcomers."
(Rock Castle Franken)
7,5 / 10
"... sound that is unmistakably oriented to successful acts of the scene like Helloween, Gamma Ray, Iron Savior or HammerFall ... the name should definitely be kept in mind."
7,5 / 10
"INVICTUS appear as if we were in the nineties, with powerful Heavy/Power Metal, bordering on Thrash Metal … what they show is very interesting, something that we will want to follow in the near future."
(World Of Metal)
7,5 / 10
"Nicolas Peter is such an unpolished diamond … has something from the manner of Kai Hansen and it pleases ... above all an excellent guitar duo in the form of Fabio and Andreas. These two gentlemen go all the way and play with flair … there is energy, a claw, there is Power Metal in the old style … a real firecracker … you can hear the influence of the Blind Guardian …"
(Power Metal Warrior)
7,5 / 10
"… INVICTUS convince … interesting … a product that intrigues."
7,5 / 10
"… almost 'Maidenian', solemnized by the pleasant and personal voice of Nicolas … under the banner of speed power, clearly citing the Metalium and the first Gamma Ray … development of ideas appears quite convincing …"
(Steel On Fire)
3,5 / 5
"… between classic Metal and speed accelerations … fishing randomly from old Helloween and Blind Guardian, but also from Scanner and Angel Dust … musically the boys are there, and even from a technical point of view the bases of INVICTUS appear solid, especially those of the two guitarists … 'Burst The Curse' turns out to be an interesting listening for lovers of the genre ..."
(Loud And Proud)
7 / 10
"… fast Power Metal … leaning towards Speed Metal … Nicolas Peter has a high reach and fits to the fast music … some fine hooks, fine melodies and the gang shouting refrain makes you want to shout along … kind of Helloween style, especially the high vocals are due to that."
(Power Of Metal.dk)
7 / 10
"… excellent Heavy Metal with speed / power rhythms structured on fast rides, melodies with good appeal and full of teutonic inspiration …
INVICTUS is certainly on the right track to get out of anonymity and be known in the crowded underground classical Metal scene … a group that will definitely be followed."
3 / 5
"… pleasant Power Metal … quite fast … evident passion …"
(All Around Metal)
6,5 / 10
"… old school ... the band's performance is absolutely satisfactory ... the instruments are in place, the vocals are really correct and the backing vocals are well used ... the songs are also stable ... pure Speed Metal, where you can also yell good …"
"'Burst The Curse' is a screamer … vocals and the guitars play off one another perfectly … ensure that the listener is hooked … powerful … building bridges …"
(The Median Man)
"… can truly be heard! There is typical German Teutonic Heavy / Power Metal in the style of Helloween, Running Wild, Blind Guardian, Iron Savior or Majesty ... played to the point ... with sawing riffs, double bass and high, melodic vocals, which reminds me of Edguy … very cool!"
"Runs fast and good in the ear ... the title track 'Burst The Curse' makes the heart of every Power Metal fan beat faster ... a lot of feeling ... fans of the genre should definitely give the Swabian boys a chance."
"… great speed and power … powerful choruses … a good start for INVICTUS …"
"… fast riffs … retains the powerful energy … good musicians … solos and leads of this are definitely the high point …"
(Indy Metal Vault)
"… 'Burst The Curse' drink profusely on Helloween Power Metal waters … they kept the legacy intact … INVICTUS have their own personality … very good voice … great riffing and energy … a great invitation card to a band that promises."
"… following the tradition of German bands like Stormwitch or the first Helloween … a hypervitaminic start … good work of the rhythmic base …"
"… blend of Power and Speed Metal ideas … solid … Angra … Manowar … Helloween style … worth checking out …"
(Apochs Metal Review)
"… a blistering avalanche of high velocity … adrenaline fueled … ferocious … head-bang-able … exciting … immediately grabs your attention … INVICTUS delivers the classic sound of European Power Metal, heavily influenced by genre giants Helloween, Running Wild and Iron Savior."
"… one of the finest opening tracks in memory with this EP's title track! INVICTUS works best when they stick to high-end, catchy, well-crafted and blazing Power/Speed Metal ('Burst The Curse') or gripping, straight-up Power Metal ('Someone Out There')."
(Heavy Metal Time Machine)
"… full of melody … singer Nico clearly seems to have the package … guitars are the key to opening the door to a world you want to explore … excellent … passionate Helloween footprint … they have a lot to say … hope to hear a complete album soon … remind old good Metal … have the mouths for big things."
"… well produced ... fresh ... the voice of the singer convinces ... you remember, whether you like it or not, on Iron Maiden and on Helloween ... quite promising …"
"... super composed ... the quiet ballad 'Gaia' does not need to hide a comparison with big names ... all rock-solid ..."
"… definitely one of the more musical Metal acts to surface in a long time … vocals of frontman Nico really stand out with ample lungpower and effortless mastery … synapse-slicing dual guitars cut through the bomb-dropping rhythm section … drumming also stands out, with a well-versed bass player locked into place to back him up … extremely tight and experienced band …"
"… insider tip ... energetic, unpretentious and classic old-school Metal, as it must be ... enormously well-versed and mature ... if Michael Kiske should fail his voice, singer Nico could easily help out ... vocally 1A ... great EP, great band …"
(Radio Rock FM)
Power Speed Metal
Burst The Curse
March 15th 2019
2010 definitely ist the key year in the existence of this proficient youngsters. Since then, INVICTUS continuously refines their already surprisingly homogenous style, which is now presented to the broad public for the first time.
So this wonderful melodic and dynamic POWER SPEED METAL came to existence, forged in a typical teutonic way, delivered with a lot of heart and passion. It’s pretty audible on their debut EP "Burst The Curse" that the chemistry within the group is one of a kind.
[ Frontcover: Romoora ]
The involved songwriting was put in concrete terms in 2018. And that’s for sure, the fresh energy and intuitive originality is going to convince retro-maniacs and traditional headbangers as well with ease.
Competent guitar work will always find its listeners in Heavy Metal realms, especially if it is performed in such a fluent and appealing way as it is by the INVICTUS Shred-Duo Fabio and Andi. Woofer-man Fabi with violently pumping bass lines is in no way inferior to his two string colleagues.
[ Pic: Jessica Spirk ]
Also the fact that the voice of frontman Nico sounds natural and organic throughout his whole vocal range is a pure pleasure to the Metal ear – especially considering the still dominant vintage-trend-excess with all its falsetto-orgies. This also applies for the touching ballad „Gaia”, where the singer proves his feeling for big moments.
Drummer Dave completes the fresh sound of the fivepack with rhythmic power. And Dave not only skilfully sets the iron pulse, he also knows the relevance of an exciting variety.
[ Pic: Point4Point ]
Anyways, the heart and soul of this group is filled with the love for the golden age of Metal, where, especially in the 1980s, classic records were released almost in masses, records that build the foundation of the genre and are collectively worshipped to this day.
And the fact that INVICTUS evokes not only memories of early Priest, but also of teutonic giants like Helloween or Blind Guardian, suggests that these Bavarian newcomers carry similar qualities.
Therefore it’s safe to say, that INVICTUS will conquer their scene with the fresh and thrilling output on "Burst The Curse" with ease. (Markus Eck)
01. Burst The Curse 02:39
02. Gaia 03:22
03. Someone Out There 05:08
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