Angelic Forces is a Heavy metal band from the Netherlands
that’s strongly influenced by the 80’s Metal scene,
but with their own special sound.
The sound of true Metal!
Founded in 2015, Angelic Forces blasted off on their mission to conquer the world with their strongly 80’s influenced metal sound by releasing their first single – Angelic Forces, in 2016. This release showcased their specific sound containing screaming solos, twin guitar harmonies and high pitched vocals. This led to many shows which displayed their straight-forward, heavy metal sound with powerful songs and catchy hooks combined with their energetic live performances!
In 2018 they entered the mighty Soundlodge studio to record the songs – Thunder and Lightning and Never Fade. These two songs, together with their first single, were released on the self-titled EP, which still receives some great reviews and international attention from online magazines, radio shows and podcasts to this day.
During the pandemic the band started working on their first full length album entitled Arise which was recorded at Audioshape recording studio and will be released by the Dutch independent heavy metal label No Dust Records in December 2022.
In the past Angelic Forces managed to create a steady fan base and played with well-known metal acts like: Leviticus, War of Ages, Picture, Tygers of Pan Tang, Witchcross and Accuser. But also featured in festivals that included major acts like: Cradle of Filth, Cannibale Corpse, Pestilence and King Diamond.
Make sure you get a taste of the pure heavy metal of Angelic Forces!
In the press
Great old school heavy metal with a contemporary sound, including all the necessary ingredients….full attack of guitar solos and a melodic metal throat resounds that fits perfectly…
Rating 8/10.Rock Tribune Magazine – Belgium
…eight tracks with enough variety and wonderful melodies and heavy guitar riffs…. “ARISE” is therefore a particularly sympathetic record, because the band does what it likes, apart from what is hip and happening nowadays.
Rating 7,5/10.Aardschok Magazine – the Netherlands
“ARISE” consistently follows the path of the debut EP from 2018, in other words: melodic power metal with a North American sound, which bands such as Leatherwolf, Riot and of course Stryper once popularized…
Rating 7,5/10.Rock Hard Magazine – Germany
…powerful and uncomplicated heavy metal that contains melodic elements that are well balanced, not too poppy with metal riffs as a solid foundation. The sing-along choruses will surely provide the necessary interaction live…
Rating 7,5/10.Burrn! Magazine – Japan
All aspects of Arise are otherwise extremely well performed and composed, with songwriting in particular standing out. Specifically, Angelic Forces shines from a musicianship standpoint in reference to the dual guitar leads, timekeeping and energetic vocals, with the next to perfect production allowing all aspects of band performance to shine. I afford equal appreciation to the group for its dedication to a traditional metal sound while also yielding power and melodic metal aspects. I look forward to hearing more from this talented group.
Rating 8/10.Angelic Warlord Magazine – U.S.A.
Sharp riffs, epic refrains, energetic melodies, solos designed to torture amplifiers and wide-ranging vocal lines, with Harold de Vries ranging from fierce roar to the highest tone… just like you should expect from a heavy metal vocalist!
Rating 8/10.Metalhead Magazine – Italy
Angelic Forces have put together a solid album that pays homage to late 80’s metal but presents it in an updated manner sure to please the older fans as well as bring in some new ones.
Rating 8/10The Metal Resource – The Netherlands
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