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."
3 / 5
"… pleasant Power Metal … quite fast … evident passion …"
(All Around Metal)
"'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 …"
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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