Genre: Progressive/Power Metal
Country: France
Label: Rockshots Records
Year: 2022

Formed in France, BLACK HOLE is a collective of musicians who play and perform for the pleasure and passion of metal above all. Their new album “Whirlwind of Mad Men” follows their two EPs “Victim of Illusion” (2000), “Children of the Sun” (2006), and their first full-length 2018’s “Lost World”. Their sophomore full-length “Whirlwind of Mad Men” navigates between heavy and power metal with melodies carried between the vocals and guitar solos along with being supported by solid rhythmic parts and great orchestral pieces which give intensity to the compositions. The diversity of all the songs allows listeners to travel through various atmospheres and contexts. The album’s goal is to give feelings of power while mastering strong emotional moments. The new album also features new member Christophe (keyboards/orchestrations), adding more epic and orchestrated tracks. A collaboration that promises to be more interesting than their previous record “Lost World”. Mixing and mastering were helmed by Roland Grapow (ex-Helloween, Masterplan) who also added a guitar solo on the album’s cover track of Iron Maiden’s “Fear of the Dark”. Presenting anthemic guitar riffs, powerful rhythms, frenzied solos, and enlightening vocals, brace yourself for a power metal band that’s progressive, symphonic, and strongly influenced by masters of the genre such as Stratovarius, Kamelot, Powerwolf, Nightwish, and Iron Maiden.