Brimstone is a heavy/power metal act that received some criticism upon its album release. The TPL release sports a different cover than NB's.
BRIMSTONE - CARVING A CRIMSON CAREER - NUCLEAR BLAST
While I scarcely know whether to laugh at the dragon represented on the cover (he looks so cute) or not, I do know what to think of these Swedes. Once known as Havoc, the band is of the In Flames school of growled-singing heavy metal. It is rather a shame the band so no promotion from Nuclear Blast earlier this year when this CD saw release, for the band's well-rounded compositions, very cool guitar work and general true metal affinity beats anything a lot of the other bands are doing. The melodic, genuine heavy metal, guitar work on Breaking The Waves (similar to Running Wild) or Pagan Sons (similar to early Mystifier no less) to cite two examples are simply superb. Fans of In Flames, old Iron Maiden, older Dark Tranquility, Hammerfall, etc can safely pick up on Brimstone and create their own buzz while the label concentrates on its more established bands. All hail Brimstone for delivering excellent metal in these lean times. - Ali "The Metallian"