Thanks to the fact that their drummer had been member of Gamma Ray for a long period, the Power Metal guys from Nuremberg attracted a great deal of attention directly at the beginning with release of their debut album in 1999. The album features pathos, bombast, speed and as well the cheerfulness of the early Helloween albums.
Tracklist - Stairway to Fairyland
- 1.Over the rainbow
- 2.Tears falling
- 4.Shine on
- 5.We are one
- 6.Hymn to the brave
- 7.Tears of Taragon
- 9.Holy knight
- 10.Another day
EMP Editorial Team (18.11.2005)
Album title and fantasy cover already provide the listener with enough hints at Freedom Call's music: Yep! Melodic speed metal (Angra/Rhapsody). Many of the songs on "Stairway to Fairyland" like the opener "Over the rainbow", "Shine on" or "Another day" could have just as well been found on "Keeper of the 7 keys Pt.1". And there's a good reason for that. Freedom Call is the project of Gamma Ray drummer Dan Zimmermann and ex-Moon Dog singer Chris Bay. And Charlie Bauernfeind provides the necessary pressure for the production (Angra, Blind Guardian, a.o.). A thrilling debut which will make some competitors shiver.