Anyway, Wardens of the West Wind is painfully average in almost every way. Like, shockingly average. It has all the tropes you could expect a power/folk metal album to have, with none of the things that helps an album separate itself from the pack. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, power metal albums without riffs and melody lose all of their impact. Instead this album replaces it with relentless chugging and synth instruments that lack any sort of emotion whatsoever. That’s really the main issue with Wardens, there’s absolutely no emotion behind any of the music, it all seems so artificial and boring. In fact that’s actually why an album which I describe as average actually gets a much lower score, because normally even an average album has some redeeming qualities about it, while this has none and only has things that bring it down.
All in all, just another drop in the ocean of average, soulless power metal. Not worth considering unless you get off to anything remotely medieval related, in which case you’re better off just listening to actual medieval folk music, you’ll actually learn history that way.