It’s time for some fist pumping, blasting, head banging, epic, USA power metal and Crescent Shield fits the bill.

Born as a collaboration between members of Onward and Destiny’s End (two bands I need to investigate more now) Crescent Shield excels at power metal. The riffs are there to be sure and they’re not only catchy as fuck, but technically amazing and well written. They serve as a building battle cry that’s let loose in full force by the time you hit the chorus of every song. It’s not long after that that you’ll find your fist being forced in to the air to pound along to this triumphant power metal.

There are a great many things in life that are good but few as good as power metal when it’s firing on all cylinders.