Review of 'Messengers of Hope' by Hand of Fate

Review by Joshua Becker | Feb. 10, 2020

The album reminds me a little bit of early Nightwish — Oceanborn, Sleeping Sun-era Nightwish. The lead singer appears to have a mixture between a regular tone and an operatic tone, not always present, like she is experimenting with her voice. 

Some of the songs seem to drown out the voice of the lead singer, especially the heavy guitars in the background. Recommendation is to work on mixing and mastering to tone down the musical instrument levels in the background. 

Overall impressions, they’re not horrible, they sound like a rough cut-type-band where it sounds like they’re just getting a start in the industry. 

I would give this album a 2.5 out of 5 as the lack of presence of the lead singer and the music drowning out take away a lot for the listener.