Recording information: Sound Supreme Studios, Finland (??/2007-05/2008); The Metal Female Voices Festival (??/2007-05/2008).
Continuing its tradition of paying homage to J.R.R. Tolkien's THE LORD OF THE RINGS , the Finnish septet Battlelore unveils its fifth album of heroic exploits, THE LAST ALLIANCE. Mixed and mastered by legendary Swedish metallian Dan Swano, Battlelore's latest offering captures the magic, mystery, and triumph of Tolkien's fabled fantasy world. With vocals dueling between breezy, female elfin chants and dark, gruff male Uruk-Hai war cries, THE LAST ALLIANCE drops the listener firmly in the middle of the battlefield. On the musical side, Battlelore presents a blend of symphonic metal bliss and blazing thrash-metal ferocity as well.