Artist/ Band: Jag Panzer
Title: Casting The Stones
Label: Century Media
Year of Release: 2004
Offical Artist/ Band Link

The Review:

Jag Panzer has all the best qualities that make true heavy metal shine. They seem to be somewhere between Dio & Iron Maiden in their delivery but utilizing their own sound. Casting The Stones, is my first experience for Jag Panzer so I donít really know a lot about their previous releases. I am however very pleased with their music. It isnít some shredfest or boring metal that Iíve heard over the years. From my listening, Jag Panzer is on par with several newer metal bands such as Blind Guardian, Iced Earth and Mastodon.

Jag Panzer is one of the better sounding power progressive bands to come out, mainly because they actually have some progressive tendencies. The label progressive isnít solely due to odd percussive timing that leads some to believe that theyíre ďprogressiveĒ. Jag Panzer fuses in some of the elements of the classic era of progressive rock with the power of metal. I'd look into their past catalog in the near future for further listening.

In conclusion, Iíd recommend this to the fanís of the aforementioned bands and of very well played heavy metal. Jag Panzer is one of the few bands that keeps the metal torch alive in todayís nu-metal world.

Reviewed by Ron Fuchs on October 31st, 2004

Tracks:

01. Feast Or Famine
02. The Mission (1941)
03. Vigilant
04. Archilles
05. Tempest
06. Legion Immortal
07. Battered And Bruised
08. Cold
09. Starlight's Fury
10. The Harkening
11. Precipice

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