In the greatest act of shame, I’ve been meaning to review this song… well, since I found out that it would be a single a month or two ago, but I just haven’t found the time. But better late than never, right?
We’ve been listening to a lot of Everfrost lately and it should be no surprise that we enjoyed “Actraiser” based off our pre-listening session or our full review of the album. Their previous single, the title track of the new album, Winterider, also had a feature from us when it was released.
First of all, the lyric video is just silly cute and they clearly don’t take themselves too seriously, which is always nice. And the song itself. Oh man. It’s the most fist-pumping upbeat empowerment anthem about a delusional guy getting a tough life lesson to the most fantastic upbeat power metal. It doesn’t get much better than this these days. Mikael Salo’s vocals matched with a backing choir, awesome keyboards, on top of that beautiful cheese that we love so much. This is a modern power metal classic!