Good song, but...
I think the main issue with this is that the Bass seems to be slightly messed up - it's not loud enough for what you tend to expect of Metal drumming, giving the sound and impression that the drummer is located in a cave, rather than on the riser behind the rest of the band.
Good use of the strings and one hellishly good tempo cannot be ignored and so we are left with a good sounding piece still. The piano cuts through the introduction nicely and it sounds pseudo classical, before the drums and the real metal kicks in.
I can certainly see this being used in various games that have a medieval quality to them, as they certainly could use something foreboding like this for a boss fight, for example. Perhaps it could be looped for that purpose, thus giving gamers and programmers something to work with there.
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