Warrior in the Night Album Review
Harmonize is a band from Cyprus, formed in 2012, standing on the point, where heavy metal meets power metal and thrash metal.
This music amalgam has even more ingredients though, since the band demonstrates in its debut album its epic metal, doom metal and extreme metal influences. If you listen to the album’s songs, you will understand that the band plays in the vein of Metallica, Iced Earth, Annihilator, Savatage, Iron Maiden and Manowar, having long compositions with a complex structure and a majestic tone.
Harmonize’s music is like a riddle, which waits to be solved. As soon as you get in the mood of the songs, a new, wonderful cosmos will be revealed, a beautiful soundscape will shock you! Great guitar riffs, melodic hooks, solid rhythms and catchy refrains are some of the characteristics of the band’s personal sound, which is displayed in inspired songs, like “Warrior in the Night”, “Angel”, “Tonight”, “The Astonishing End” and the album’s magnum opus, “Crawling Among Shadows”.
Harmonize has a great musicianship and a momentous passion, which result in a pompous sonic signature. Thus, the listener gets impressed and soon is mesmerized by the might and the melodic genius of the Cypriot band.
To sum up, if you are into anthemic, majestic, galloping heavy/power/thrash metal, you will love this release, which combines power with melody and is based on complicated songs – don’t be afraid, you won’t get tired, as the album remains interesting until the last second!
A great start for Harmonize.
Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views
PD. What type of artist are you?
We are a heavy/power metal band.
PD. Tell us the brief history of yourself.
Harmonize was formed in 2012 by George Constantinou. We started off playing thrash metal, but gradually incorporated some power metal elements, as well as some darker elements commonly found in death metal. We published our first demo ‘The Astonishing End’ in 2014 to great reviews. In 2015 we were featured in the compilation album ‘Powercord Attack’ with our song ‘Tonight’. Since then, Harmonize has shared the stage with local and international bands in their live shows. In 2020, we released our first full-length album, ‘Warrior in the Night’.
PD. Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
Each of the members has distinct musical influences, which is what makes our sound so dynamic. From Amon Amarth and Behemoth to Blind Guardian and Iced Earth, each of us brings something different to the table. Non-musically, the themes of the stories we want to tell are influenced by fantasy literature.
PD. What are your dreams and goals?
Our goal is to make music that expresses us and perform in front of people that appreciate that music. Also, Wacken.
PD. Who writes your songs, what are they about?
All of us have our input as far as songwriting goes. Most song ideas start from guitar riffs, and we build from there, each one of us adding their own touch on our respective instruments.
PD. How do you promote your band and shows?
PD. What do you think about downloading music online?
Any legal means to acquire our music is a-OK with us, especially if it makes it easier to listen to us for people abroad.
PD. What song do you wish you’d written and why?
I would imagine each member would have a different answer to this, but personally (Sozos, Vocals) I wish I had written ‘And Then There Was Silence’ by Blind Guardian. So influential and so epic.
PD. What are some of your pet peeves?
People who trash a band because it doesn’t sound like the music they are used to
PD. What is your proudest moment in music?
Releasing our debut album Warrior in the Night!
PD. So what are you working on at the moment?
We are working on our next full-length album at the moment. We are at the demo recording phase.
PD. Tell us about your next shows and why we should be there.
Our most plausible future destination is Greece in 2021. We keep people updated on our social media and our website www.harmonizeofficial.com. People always leave our shows with something, be it the story we tell through our music, our sound or the atmosphere we create on stage. We promise that the crowd always has a great time.