France, a country not widely known for a thriving metal scene. While that may be the case, France has produced some killer bands from all over the genres of metal extremity and not so extreme.

Sortilege was an 80′s classic metal, borderline early power metal band that seems to just give no fucks. They fully embraced the NWOBHM style, threw in some nice melodic styling and just played their French hearts out to full 80′s cheeseball glory.

The album clocks in at just over 35 minutes which is probably the perfect length for this kind of indulgence. It comes and goes and leaves your head banging. If you like over indulgent, powerfully melodic 80′s classic metal, this one is worth trying. It’s pretty fucking fun.