Toontrack has announced a new Midi drum pack for those of you who are Heavy Metal enthusiasts. It is full of galloping beats, frenetic double bass drums, rampant tempos and crushing heaviness.
Strip any given power metal song down to the bare bones of the rhythm section and a few simple but key elements emerge: speed, power, accuracy and extreme musical prowess. In respect of the drums, that’s exactly what this collection of MIDI is all about. Think the likes of Helloween, Blind Guardian, Iced Earth, Sabaton and Dragonforce and you’ll hear the galloping beats, the frenetic bass drums, the rampant tempos and, of course, the odd crushing heavy grooves with all the fills and epic parts to go with them.
This collection of MIDI is a full circle compilation covering the fundamentals of what the genre has had to offer thus far – from the classic late ’80s European era that launched the genre, through the often more aggressive and thrash-influenced American style predominant during the 1990s and ending up right where power metal is today: resurgent and ever so vibrant.