“Master of Light” is the latest album from German rockers Freedom Call and it was released on11th November via Steamhammer / SPV. The band released their first album back in 1999, but I’ve only really been listening to the band for about 4 years. I had an idea of what to expect from “Master of Light” and I wasn’t to be disappointed. I played the track “Metal is For Everyone” on the Friday NI Rocks Show on 11th November and will have another track on the NI Rocks A-Z Show soon.



Freedom Call have now released 9 studio albums, 2 live albums and a ‘best of’ as well as a special anniversary re-release of their third album last year. I’ve previously posted recommendations for that re-release (“666 Weeks Beyond Eternity”) and also for “Beyond” in 2014 (http://www.rockradioni.co.uk/back-stage/music-reviews/1443-ni-rocks-recommends-qbeyondq-by-freedom-call.html ).

The band was formed by singer and guitarist Chris Bay along with drummer Dan Zimmerman who left the band in 2010. Original bass player Ilker Ersin is still with the band, although he left for a time between 2005 and 2013. The other members of the band now are Lars Rettkowitz on guitars and Ramy Ali on drums.

There are 12 tracks on the album that I have, although exclusive versions for download on Amazon and iTunes each contain 2 different bonus tracks. All four bonus tracks are included on a special boxset.

As with many power metal albums, there are some tracks that I really like and some that don’t necessarily have the same impact. That’s just a personal thing with me and power metal in general though. My favourite tracks on the album would be “Metal Is For Everyone”, “Hammer of the Gods”, “A World Beyond”, “Masters of Light” and “High Up”.

Check out the band’s website at http://www.freedom-call.net/

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The simple idea behind “NI Rocks Recommends” is to acknowledge and promote some of the great music being submitted to Rock Radio NI. I'll not be giving marks or ratings or analyzing the tracks in great detail; just telling you something about the artist and the album. It’s a personal recommendation to go check something out, not a traditional “review”!

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