Even among the many talented bands of the melodic metal scene, Finland’s ARION stand out due to their incredible musicianship and songwriting craft. This is a young and ambitious band taking things to the next level: melodic metal 2.0! It becomes obvious right away what kind of “heavyweight” “Vultures Die Alone” is: producer Matias Kupiainen (Stratovarius) and mixing engineer Adam “Nolly” Getgood (Periphery) did an amazing job in making the manifold talents of ARION shine. Also, the two featured artists play an important role on “Vultures Die Alone”: On “Bloodline”, the group is joined by Battle Beast vocalist Noora Louhimo while the melancholic track “In The Name Of Love” features Finnish modern rock band Cyan Kicks. In addition, “Vultures Die Alone” comes up with very heavy guitar riffs, energetic (lots of times fast-paced) songs, symphonic monumental tracks (“Break My Chains”) and even a beautiful instrrumental. “Vultures Die Alone” is the exceptional album by a young band which already has the experience and quality to reign supreme.