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Majestic Vanguard - Beyond the Moon

Majestic Vanguard is a new melodic metal band. Though Beyond The Moon is the debut effort for this Swedish band, some members have played together since the early nineties. Drummer Daniel Eskilsson produced this ten track disc that happens to be a surprisingly good debut. Although Beyond The Moon offers variety, the band succeeds in making the album sound as a unity. Some of the songs can be described as power metal with uptempo parts.

Sometimes Majestic Vanguard has more straightforward and symphonic metal (mainly because of the use of keyboards) stuff to offer as well. With good instrument playing, this band is one of those groups to keep an eye on in the years to come. Fans of Swedish melodic metal will like this band.

My favorite tunes are: The Great Eternity, Tears In Neverland and Take Me Home (with a great guitar solo!)