Dynamic Arts Records / Distr. Germany: Soulfood
It's time for the fourth album for a Finnish metal band Masterstroke. Even thou the band hails from the cold and dark Finland, the new album has a high US-vibe. On the new album "Broken", the band has really discovered themselves. The band has always been known for it’s super catchy choruses and killer solos. The new album even manages to top all the previous work on all levels.
This time the band took a lot of time out from the continuous touring and camped at the rehearsal room writing new songs. Before going to the studio they decided to drop half of the songs and make the new record as tight as possible. This paid off.
The band was founded in 2002 and throughout their whole existence, they have courageously renewed from early days power metal all the way to today's US-style heavy metal. The new developed sound of Masterstroke comes from a bunch of open minded ideas and various genres of (metal) music. That formula makes this band interesting.
"Broken" hit's like a ten ton hammer.
01. The Eye
02. I Condemm You
03. Seed of Chaos
05. As We Crawl
06. Reborn in Flames
07. My Last Day
08. Before the End
Broken (CD) - 2013
As Days Grow Darker (CD) - 2009
Sleep (CD) - 2007
Turn Away (CDS) - 2007
Apocalypse (CD) - 2005