Labyrinth
Return to Heaven Denied


4.5
superb

Review

by kayowas USER (1 Reviews)
February 26th, 2010 | 5 replies


Release Date: 1998 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Great album from Italy

Many as I consider it a true masterpiece, others disgust like the plague, the most sordid individuals accused of lack originality, repeatability, zero innovation ...

The truth is one: although nowadays power metal is a genre that never inflated, it could not be said in 1998 (when Return To Heaven Denied was given to the press).

Labyrinth, training them better known Pulls on vocals, drums and Mat Stancioiu with Olaf Thorsen yet fully of the game, can fully considered the founding fathers of the Italian power metal as we understand it today (someone is saying Rhapsody of Fire? No, sorry, can not hear you!)

This little gem to be included in any self-respecting record collection is a real collection of gems, from the opening song "Moonlight", with its ritornellone everything to sing, more melodic and dreamy songs like "The Night of Dreams" or "State of Grace", up to two strappamutande ballads "Heaven Denied" or "Falling Rain". Interesting also the episode very instrumental and electronic entitled "Feel".

Eleven tracks, an hour of play and never, never, ever say a fall in tone, a melody even a little 'twisted riff or a little' less guessed the others. Songwriting by fear, impeccable execution really capitalized with an interpretation by the legendary Rob Tyrant, a real golden voice of our house ... everything really verges on perfection!

Now the question arises: with a band so capable of turning out masterpieces of the genre and to keep pace superlatives over the years, why persist in seeking band abroad? The real gold mine is music in Italy!


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Eclectic
February 26th 2010


3302 Comments


You're not that good at English are you

bloozclooz
February 26th 2010


1770 Comments


short review, bad grammar

SpectralArchitect
February 27th 2010


68 Comments


Seems more like a sound off than an actual review and i would suggest proof-reading it several times, there's a lot of bad grammar in there...

MisterSteel
March 13th 2012


453 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Shitty review but awesome album. This is power metal that WAY more people need to be listening to. Give Thunder a listen to get an idea of what the album has to offer.

InFlamesWeThrash666
July 13th 2014


1314 Comments


Woah, Thunder really riffs hard

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