German power metal band Brainstorm returns with a new release. On The Spur Of the Moment, their 9th studio album. A less epic album that brings back that good old power metal crispy sound, an example of it are tracks like In The Blink Of An Eye, Temple Of Stone, Dark Life & A life To Hold. this doesn’t mean that they lowered the music quality, on the contrary the change gave to the album a more strong element that makes the band progress on a new direction.
The new album also presents some soft and melodic tracks that are the prefect balance to the power tracks, songs like Below The Line, No Sinner – No Saint, & My Own Hell, are songs that project a more fresh sound on the band that keeps them faithful to the power metal tradition that they had built through this years.
The Age Of Metal had the chance to talk with Torsten Ihlenfeld guitar player & founder of Brainstorm about the album, and the state of the band. This is what he told us:
Brainstorm just released their 9th studio album On The Spur Of The Moment, what can you tell us about the record?
Are there any concept or idea behind the album?
What are the main differences between On The Spur Of The Moment and your previous album Memorial Roots?
The album was produced by Axel Heckert, how was the experience to working with him?
You also recorded a video for the track In These Walls, what can you tell us about the concept for this video clip?
You been on the power metal scene for a long time, how do you see the state of the power metal scene now in contrast to what it was when Brainstorm begun back in 1989?
Are there any plans of touring after the release of the album?
Are any plans to tour the US?
What is next for Brainstorm?