Numenor: Draconian Age-2021.

Numenor:Symphonic Power Metal from Serbia.

Discography:

Dynasty of the Realm BeyondSplit2009
Opus DraconisEP2011 
The Forgotten LegendsEP2011
The AlchemistSingle2012 
Ravens and BloodSplit2012 
Dreaming TowersSingle2012 
Hour of the DragonSingle2013 
Servants of SorceryEP2013
Colossal DarknessFull-length2013
Sword and SorceryFull-length2015
Chronicles from the Realms BeyondFull-length2017
Make the StandEP2021 
Draconian AgeFull-length2021

Members:

Despot Marko MiranovićVocals (lead) (2009-present)
See also: ex-Esgaroth
Srđan “Sirius” BrankovićGuitars, Bass (2010-present), Drums (2012, 2014)
See also: AlogiaBethorCape FearExpedition DeltaLunar PocketPsychoparadoxДеспот, Catz ‘n’ Dogz, The Big Deal, ex-Hexagram, ex-Draconic
Mladen GošićKeyboards (2015-present)
See also: AlogiaExpedition Delta, ex-Деспот (live)
Željko JovanovićVocals (additional) (2015-present)
See also: Midnight Rain, ex-Claymorean
Marko MilojevićDrums (2016-present)
See also: AlogiaBethorExpedition Delta, The Big Deal

Past Members:

Andrej “TerrorBlast” MišićDrums (2009-2012)
See also: ex-Acid Rain, ex-Hetera, ex-Esgaroth, ex-NightFall, ex-Decontrolled
Ivan VukosaljevićGuitars, Bass, Keyboards (2009-2010)
See also: ex-Esgaroth
Gordan LazinicaVocals (2009-2010)
Vladimir ĐedovićKeyboards (2010-2014)
See also: Expedition DeltaLunar PocketДеспот, ex-Alogia, ex-Hexagram, ex-Draconic, ex-Hetera, ex-Ultima
OlegDrums (2011-2012)
See also: Khôra, ex-Liminal, ex-Autokrator, ex-Dagor Dagorath, ex-Deathstruck, ex-Lycanthropy, ex-Mirrors of Obsidian, ex-Terrawave, ex-The Konstellation, ex-Niburta (live), ex-Cryptic Forest, ex-Deadeyehunt, ex-Goat Stalker
Bálint KeményGuitars, Keyboards, Programming (2011-2015)
See also: AsturElanorRuneshard, ex-Ignotus Enthropya, ex-Mythlond, ex-Niburta
S. WinterfellBass (2013-2014)

Line-Up:

Band members
Despot Marko MiranovićVocals (lead)
Srđan “Sirius” BrankovićGuitars, Bass
Mladen GošićKeyboards
Željko JovanovićVocals (additional)
Marko MilojevićDrums
Guest/Session
Hansi KürschVocals (additional) (track 1)
Miscellaneous staff
Dobrosav ”Bob” ŽivkovićArtwork

One thought on “Numenor: Draconian Age-2021.

  1. Twisted_Psychology, June 29th, 2021

    Right off the bat, Numenor’s fourth full-length album sets itself apart by featuring none other than fuckin’ Hansi Kursch of Blind Guardian on the opening song. His signature howl gives ‘Make The Stand (At The Gates Of Erebor)’ some extra bombast, contrasting the growled verses and giving the choruses some extra triumph. Showing off such a prominent guest spot so early on risks overshadowing the rest of the album but also does a pretty good job of immediately drawing the listener’s attention.

    Beyond that, Draconian Age (Elevate Records) offers more of the band’s established blend of symphonic black and power metal. The guitar work is flamboyant, the vocals are a mix of clean wails and harsh rasps, the keys are atmospheric, the tempos are relentless, and the choruses are uplifting. The dynamic draws comparisons to 3 Inches Of Blood while the simultaneously cold and supercharged atmosphere brings to mind more melodic variations of early Skeletonwitch and Children Of Bodom.

    The songwriting is also quite strong with the tracks generally opting for snappy three-minute runtimes. ‘Numenor’ and ‘Arkenstone’ may be the strongest tracks overall with their choruses standing out as the most potent while ‘Mirror, Mirror’ (Not a Blind Guardian cover, sorry) and ‘The Days Of Final Frost’ put in darker variations. ‘Hall Of The Mountain King’ is another interesting number as it’s not a Savatage cover but rather weaves its structure around motifs from the classical piece of the same name like a Blackened TSO.

    Overall, Numenor puts their best foot forward with Draconian Age. The over-the-top performances and fantasy aesthetic make this about as cheesy as you’d expect, but the energetic performances make it easier to digest than most fare of this nature. Certain songs could stand to be developed or lengthened a bit more, but the songwriting has never been this focused. Come for the Hansi, stay for the blackened power metal.

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