Tragodia are from Italy and this is their third album of Progressive/Power Metal.
Featuring good songs and a strong sound, Mythmaker is an album that delivers the goods.
On the slightly heavier side of the spectrum, Tragodia recall bands such as Nevermore and Angel Dust with their thickened riffs and impressive vocals.
The band are melodic and tight, with some nice elements of Classic and Modern Metal finding a way into their sound on occasion. The Power Metal side of things is kept in check by the heavy guitars and the Progressive edge is felt in the musicianship.
The song structures themselves are the most important thing of course and this is an album that has all of the strengths of the genre but none of the weaknesses. This is quality Metal done right and played well. There are no slips into cheesiness or retro-worship. This is thoroughly state-of-the-art while dragging all of the essential classic elements of the genre into the here and now.
The singer is one of the best I’ve heard in a while. He has depth and range was well as being capable of full emotional delivery.
I’m just blown away by this album. Tragodia: Please receive your mark of A+ and go to the head of the class.