Freedom Call – Land of the Crimson Dawn (2012)

Album Review

Land of the Crimson Dawn is the seventh full-length album by the German power metal band Freedom Call. It was… Read more on wikipedia.org

About the Band

Freedom Call was formed in 1998 by old friends Chris Bay and Daniel Zimmermann during an off-period for the latter’s main band, Gamma Ray. They eventually completed a six-song demo with the well-known producer Charlie Bauerfeind, who offered the tape to several record companies.

At the same time, the Freedom Call line up was completed by Ilker Ersin on the Bass guitar and Sascha Gerstner on Guitar. Chris and Dan saw Sascha in the beginning of 1998, playing in a cover band. Ilker and Chris had played together in a band called Moon Doc for some years.

The debut album, Stairway to Fairyland was released in early 1999, and on 25 May Freedom Call made their official live debut during a France tour as support band of Angra and Edguy. At the end of August Freedom Call started recording the 5-track Mini LP called “Taragon”, with new songs, a cover version of Ultravox’ “Dancing with tears in my eyes”, a new-sung version of the “Stairway to Fairyland” a Japanese bonus track called “Kingdom Come” and a new version of “Tears of Taragon” with Biff Byford, singer… Read more on wikipedia.org

Tracks

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
Age of the Phoenix
Lars Rettkowitz
Freedom Call
                        3:24
2
Rockstars
Chris Bay
Freedom Call
                        4:57
3
Crimson Dawn
Chris Bay
Freedom Call
                        6:03
4
66 Warriors
Chris Bay
Freedom Call
                        5:17
5
Back Into the Land of Light
Chris Bay
Freedom Call
                        5:11
6
Sun In the Dark
Chris Bay
Freedom Call
                        4:42
7
Hero On Video
Chris Bay
Freedom Call
                        3:42
8
Valley of Kingdom
Chris Bay
Freedom Call
                        4:11
9
Killer Gear
Chris Bay
Freedom Call
                        4:32
10
Rockin’ Radio
Chris Bay
Freedom Call
                        4:03
11
Terra Liberty
Lars Rettkowitz
Freedom Call
                        3:40
12
Eternity
Chris Bay
Freedom Call
                        4:17
13
Space Legends
Samy Saemann
Freedom Call
                        3:53
14
Power & Glory
Chris Bay
Freedom Call
                        3:25