BIOMECHANICALS
Review at Metal Gods TV
"(10/10) Am definitely gonna run out of superlatives while describing this one, so I’ll just use one – superb. The last fifty minutes has been an incredible listening experience, overly pleasurable, and a joy I want to feel over and over again. Overall, a superb and extremely exciting album of highly energetic power metal, infectious and catchy, and a phenomenally addictive listen." ... Go to article.
Review at Femme Metal Webzine.net
"(90/100) 'Biomechanicals' by Metalite will pass, track by track, and just impress you, rest assured, there is a lot of energy, a lot of dynamism, and it won't take many minutes for the concept of this album to connect with your mind." ... Go to article.
Review at RockAngels.com.
"(9/10) In summary, an album that should encumb them to the front row of the European scene, because they have shown that if you have talent, with work and a pinch of originality you can continue advancing in the current melodic metal, giving the style of the revulsive and the quality necessary so that one day there is that generational change that has been claimed so much." ... Go to article.
Review at Undercover Rock & Metal
"Wow, what a super album, what a super hit. My congratulations! Now it's time, especially after the label change, to AFM, to take the next step and bring your incredible creative art to the stages of the world. Maybe it will work out, at least once, a European tour, as a support act. That would be great." ... Go to article.
Review at Metal-Temple.com
"(9/10) Melodic modern power metal newcomers (relatively speaking) METALITE got together in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2015. Their latest, “Biomechanicals,” comes two years almost to the day after the release of their debut “Heroes in Time” in 2017. Singer Erica Ohlsson has replaced original singer Emma Bensing, and with this release, we can now claim that ”Dance metal” is officially a thing." ... Go to article.
Review at Musipedia Of Metal
"(8/10) I’d say there was a bit more of Dragonforce to this album especially in the rampaging drumming of Lea Larsson along with the more modern flavours of Within Temptation." ... Go to article.
Review at Twilight Magazine [DE]
"(13/15) In addition to the outstanding single releases "Far From The Sanctuary" and "Apocalypse" songs like "Mind of a Monster" or "World on Fire" prove that the ladies, gentlemen and divers have an excellent hand for successful melodies." ... Go to article.
Review at Powermetal.de [DE]
"(8/10) ...and you can stone me now, but in a few places I have to think of a slower, female DRAGONFORCE version." ... Go to article.
Review at Rock Out Stand Out.com [DE]
"(8/10) METALITE certainly have made a sterling effort with Biomechanicals, they have fantastically fused a mega-machine assembled from Metalcore, Power Metal, Melodic Metal, Pop and Electronica." ... Go to article.
Review at Rock-garage.com [DE]
"(8,5) Well, look, it works! If I complained about the very unsteady song quality on the first album, you are now much stronger on the second album! A quantum leap in comparison! This is also noticeable in the overall score, where you directly increase by 2.5 points. " ... Go to article.
Review at MyGlobalMind.com
"(9/10) With Heroes in Time, Metalite announced their presence and established themselves as a potentially great band, and Biomechanicals shows them pushing their sound further, and represents one of the best modern melodic metal albums I’ve heard in the past few years." ... Go to article.
Review at The Metal Resource
"(6/10) I do find it difficult to find anything from a performance standpoint to criticize and the album is filled with strong vocals, catchy hooks, and solid pop-influenced hard rock, so if you enjoyed Heroes in Time and similar bands and albums, you owe it to yourself to check out Biomechanicals." ... Go to article.
Review at Dangerdog Music
"(3.5/5) If you like your European power metal bold, bombastic, fast, and tricked out with synth wonkery, you will enjoy Metalite and Biomechanicals." ... Go to article.
Review at Dead Rhetoric
"(9/10) If you have already become familiar with Metalite, Biomechanicals is going to win you over easily. For the uninitiated, the sheer number of hooks and earworm melodies should turn any modern metal fan in a matter of moments. Certainly one of the most catchy albums that you’ll hear this fall, and just a delight to listen to." ... Go to article.
Review at Todays Metal (BGR)
"(7,5/10) "Biomechanicals" is something of an upgrade version of their debut album, "Heroes of Time," with a thicker and heavier sound, better production and even more melody and electronics." ... Go to article.
Review at Soundscape Magazine
"(8/10) These are riffs that are catchier than a shoe lace in the river Thames with beats that guide rhythms rather than push them. Biomechanicals is a rare thing. An engaging sequel that exponentially surpasses its predecessor." ... Go to article.
Review at Sentinel Daily (AU)
"Metalite’s debut album, Heroes In Time, only barely hinted at what was possible for this band – possibly because Ms Ohlsson wasn’t at the mic last time out, possibly not – and the progress they’ve made in two short years is nothing short of stunning. If they maintain this rate of advance, expect World Domination by 2025. You read it here first." ... Go to article.
Review at MetalMag.com
"(98/100) An excellent piece of art that gets hope in music , they haven’t finished to surprise us. Music has reached another step and Metalite is one of those bands to conquer the place of the new genres in Metal." ... Go to article.
HEROES IN TIME
Review by Satan Arise.
"(9/10) Solo me queda felicitar a la banda por conseguir un primer disco realmente impresionante. Gustará y mucho a los seguidores de la banda citada como influencia. Pero aún con este claro referente, logra mantener y reforzar su propia personalidad. Ya está en mi Ipod para el gimnasio." ... Go to article.
Review from Myglobalmind Online Magazine
"(8/10) Heroes in Time is an excellent debut, which continues the trend of modern melodic metal that strikes a balance between being very accessible and catchy, with a heavy use of keyboards and some very accessible vocals, while still having enough of an edge to appeal to metal fans, especially power metal fans on many of the tracks." ... Go to article.
Review at Lords Of Metal.
"(80/100) Biggest assets of the Metalite sound are the fresh guitar riffs and the great vocals of Emma Bensing, who provides a lovely vocal coloring of the songs. Metalite immediately makes a very strong impression with this debut album and that gives a lot of confidence for a successful future of the band. " ... Go to article.
Review published on the site Ravenheart Music
"(9/10) There are eleven tracks on this impressive debut, they being melodic, catchy and memorable with more hooks than a Japanese whaling fleet." ... Go to article.
Review from SEIGNEURS DU METAL.
"Au final, une seule constatation se fait: avec ce premier effort, le groupe ne passera pas inaperçu et va faire parler de lui. Il le mérite. A découvrir d’urgence. " ... Go to article.
Review from Rock Hard Magazine.
"(4.8/5) Thank you for your fantastic words!"
Review by The Metal Resource.
"(8/10) The title track “Heroes in Time” really takes the sound up another notch. The opening keyboards introduce a nice pounding beat which is picked up by the rest of the band and carried throughout the rest of the song. The catchiness is undeniable and the various shifts in drum patterns by Lea Larsson throughout the song keep things interesting as do some of the rougher sounding riffs and guitar solo." ... Go to article.
Review by The Dead Rhetoric Metalzine
"(9/10) Easily one of the most energetic and smile-inducing albums so far this year, Heroes in Time is an impressive debut. It’s grounded with metallic power, yet isn’t afraid to bring in boogie-shaking synths to make it even stronger. While it may be polarizing for some, there’s no doubt of its potential to generate a rabid fanbase." ... Go to article.
Review Melodic Rock Fanzine (#82)
"(91/100)"
Burn Your Ears Metalzine
"(9/10) Mit "Heroes Of Time“ haben sich METALITE als heißester Female-Fronted-Metal-Newcomer des Jahres in Stellung gebracht. Die Konkurrenz darf sich in Acht nehmen!" ... Go to article.
Sweden Rock Magazine
"(7/10)"
Review from Soundscape Magazine.
"(9/10) There’s a lot of depth to this album and throughout its many layers Metalite ceaselessly entertain, and with never a dull moment." ... Go to article.
Review from Rockportaal.nl.
"In een kleine 50 minuten tijd verdedigd Metalite haar bestaansrecht en slaagt hier absoluut in. Dit is een album dat niet alleen voor de liefhebber weggelegd is." ... Go to article.
Undercover Rock And Metal Metalzine
"A New Star Is Born! Die Schweden Metalite veröffentlichen ihr Debüt-Album “Heroes In Time”. Ein Melodic-Metal-Album mit 100%-Hitgarantie." ... Go to article.
HEADBANGERS LATINOAMERICA
"(8.5/10)" ... Go to article.
Review from Hardrockhaven.net
"(8/10) Metalite’s Heroes In Time is a Melodic Metal barn-burner of an album. The core musicians are all amazingly talented and work well together, and Bensing’s vocals are nothing short of spectacular. Upbeat songs, positive words, and top-notch production values make Metalite’s debut highly recommended!" ... Go to article.
The Metal Observer
"(8/10) It definitely qualifies as power metal in the sense of the word, but it is so chock full of keyboard ambiences and fronted by a vocalist in Emma Bensing that is pristine sounding enough to have been a finalist on American Idol. " ... Go to article.
HEROES IN TIME
Interview with The Junction UK.
"Inner Wound Recordings recently signed Swedish female fronted melodic metal band Metalite to their label. The band’s debut album “Heroes In Time” will be released on October 27th in Europe and North America, and on first listen, it looks as though Inner Wound Recordings have made a tremendous discovery and have thankfully acted quickly in supporting Metalite." ... Go to article.
Interview with Lords Of Metal
"With ‘Heroes In Time’ the new Swedish melodic metal band Metalite has release a great first album, which will definitely be to the liking of the fans of the genre. Guitar player Edwin Premberg was contacted to get more background information about this new band." ... Go to article.
Interview with Seigneurs Du Metal.
"First of all, thank you for making this interview possible. It’s a real pleasure." ... Go to article.
Interview with The Dead Rhetoric Metalzine
"Capturing high-energy electronic synths and merging them with a legitimate power metal structure, Metalite have a sound that’s hard to ignore. There’s metal, there’s more danceable vibes, and a genuine feeling of happiness (a rarity in these parts) as you listen to their debut. Curious to learn more about the band and their origins, we sent guitarist Edwin Premberg some e-questions to shine more light upon the up-and-coming act." ... Go to article.
Interview Melodic Rock Fanzine (#82)
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Interview with Bravewords.com.
"You can only make a first impression once and Metalite is making a strong one with their Heroes Of Time debut due out October 27th via Inner Wound Recordings. The music is unabashedly cheerful and very melodic, but still packs a punch thanks to founder and guitarist Edwin Premberg. Premberg took some time to answer some questions about Heroes In Time, the formation of the band and more." ... Go to article.
Band Of The Week, interview.
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Edwin did a massive interview with Metal-Rules.com
"Me and one of the band leaders/guitarist Edwin Premberg had a sit down in order to talk about their new debut album HEROES IN TIME as well as how it was to work with the famous Danish producer Jacob Hansen." ... Go to article.
10 frågor (Edwin Premberg) - Rocknytt.net
"10 frågor är en intervjuserie där det ställs just 10 frågor om musik till musiker, såväl kända som okända och svenska som utländska." ... Go to article.
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