The future looks bright for Stallion. They are one of the most promising up and coming traditional heavy metal bands from Germany. The first pressing of the reissue of their 2014 debut mini-album Mounting The World via High Roller Records sold out in no time. No wonder that they took the prestigious Keep It True Festival by storm. With 2016’s Rise And Ride long player Stallion carried on where they have left off with Mounting The World. With their second album From The Dead, it’s now time to show their fans that Stallion are willing to progress without leaving the path of traditional heavy metal… And songs such as “Waiting For A Sign”, “Awaken The Night” and “Underground Society” show exactly this.
Vocalist Paul, coming across on From The Dead as a cross between Cirith Ungol‘s Tim Baker and Klaus Thiel of Germany’s Bullet, explains: “We took our time to work on the songs for the new album. We did not rush things for From The Dead. That’s maybe the biggest difference between our first and our second album. The songs evolved over time, and they changed as well. Some quite dramatically so. In addition to that, it was more of a group effort this time around. Everybody in the band was involved a lot more in the actual songwriting process.”
So it is quite safe to say that overall From The Dead is a more mature album in comparison to Rise And Ride. There is no reason for Paul to disagree: “That’ for sure, yes. You could say that. With the mini-album and Rise And Ride as well, we had nothing to lose. It was our aim to have a vinyl out and we did not care at all what the scene was thinking about it. I have to stress that this has not really changed with the new album. We still make the music we like. But of course, our own quality control has become a lot stricter. So all in all, From The Dead might as well be considered a more ‘grown up’ album at the end of the day.”