Performer : Arachnes
Album : The Goddess Temple, 1997, re-issue 2001
Arachnes is power metal band from Italy. Just like legion of power metal band in Italy, they are into concept album, neo-classical and Rhapsody of Fire thing. The version of Flash of the Blade is very orchestral. The drum seems a bit too ridiculous in the start, but then mixed well into the song. Singer is good and enjoyable. The album The Goddess Temple is strong power metal album worth to check by any power metal fan.
The orchestration and keyboard solos are enjoyable, as well the vocal.
Styles: Symphonic Metal
Faithful to Original version: yes
Re-Arrangements: 4/5 (1=notes per notes, 5=extreme deviation)
Rhythm guitar: 3/5
Solos guitars: 4/5 - with keyboard tandem
Bass: 4/5 - quite good and audible in the mixing
Sound and Production: 4/5
Italian Power Metal Arachnes covering Iron Maiden's Flash of the Blade in album The Goddess Temple