Avantasia The Mystery Of Time
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Polobolo
March 30th 2013


2 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

The very best of Sammet in eight years.

Stryfe14
March 30th 2013


68 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

The bouns tracks are quite good as well. I'd rate them about a 4/5.

The Cross and You is a really great rock track. It doesn't keep the same atmosphere as the rest of the album, so I can see why its a bonus track. No complaints here.

Death is Just a Feeling (Alternate Version) was probably the bonus track I was looking forward to the most since DJF was my favorite track off Angel of Babylon so I was really excited to see what is was. It's just Sammet singing the entire song instead of Jon Oliva, and right away I can tell why they went with Jon Oliva for the lead vocals on the track. It wasn't -horrible- listening to Sammet sing the song, but he definitely wasn't suited for the style of singing it requires. If anything, it's a good look at what would happen with Avantasia if there were no guest vocalists, and Sammet sang every song. Regardless, it's still an interesting track and I won't skip it when it comes up to play, however, I did find it very underwhelming for what I was expecting.

Tyrael
March 30th 2013


20986 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Are you guys seriously arguing that this is better than the metal opera

lay off the drugs cmon

Poet
March 30th 2013


5939 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Better than The Metal Opera, not better than The Wicked Symphony.

Keyblade
March 31st 2013


15666 Comments


i'm always partial to some good power metal. gonna check this out

DoctorMike
March 31st 2013


51 Comments


Helloween cover band.


NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
March 31st 2013


7133 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Features a couple of songs with Helloween singer,
Is claimed to be a Helloween cover band.
; )

NapalmCrusader
March 31st 2013


1737 Comments


Love metal opera. They have been always a respectable band, so I'm going to check this out

EvoHavok
March 31st 2013


1598 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Very good review, but you might wanna edit "Tracks like ‘The Great Mystery’ and the ten minute epic closer ‘The Great Mystery’ ".

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scissorlocked
March 31st 2013


3512 Comments


Even though Sammet is a huge charlatan, and most of Avantasia albums are cheesy metal operas, some stuff from this is pretty good



Acanthus
March 31st 2013


9548 Comments


Sounds like I'd enjoy this, will try it out when I get back home.

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kitsch
March 31st 2013


5107 Comments


wow i almost never think about the underground power metal scene

Tyrael
March 31st 2013


20986 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Pisses me off he put more effort into this than into the last few Edguy records tho

Stryfe14
March 31st 2013


68 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

It's also worth mentioning that the guitar work is A LOT stronger and more prominent on this album than the past couple which I know was a complaint of some.

Acanthus
March 31st 2013


9548 Comments


Hey man, typo here:

Tracks like ‘The Great Mystery’ and the ten minute epic closer ‘The Great Mystery’

Acanthus
April 1st 2013


9548 Comments


And this is too far into the cringe-cheesy side of power metal for me to get into it; BG still remains the standard.

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
April 1st 2013


20204 Comments


damn opening track is cool

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rafoulsky
April 1st 2013


3 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I was kind of disappointed at first, nothing really seemed too memorable. But after a couple listens my opinion changed completely. I thought I would miss some of my favorite guests from past albums (like Jorn and Andre Matos) a lot, but the selection of vocalists for this record turned out great. The guitar work isn’t outstanding, as usual, but the vocal melodies are incredible.

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
April 1st 2013


20204 Comments


what other albums of theirs should i check?

Keyblade
April 1st 2013


15666 Comments


I watched the video for that ballad. wtf it was straight up Disney rock



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