Galneryus
Resurrection


4.0
excellent

Review

by King Henry VIII USER (63 Reviews)
September 4th, 2012 | 24 replies | 2,972 views


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist


6 of 6 thought this review was well written

Galneryus’s 6th album Resurrection has a symbolic meaning with its title. A meaning that inquires the resurrection of inspiration filled with flowing ideas. All because of a new line-up change in the vocal department, as well as a new bass player. Although long standing vocalist Masahiro Yamaguchi, left the band back in 2008, somehow or other, the remaining members of the band found an easy replacement for bass, and surprisingly enough, a vocalist with similarities of Masahiro. Even though Resurrection is just another typical Galneryus album of in-your-face neo-classical power metal with no exact innovation, the album still holds its ground and shows that the band will have to go through extreme changes to show any slip up in their style.

Even if there is a new man behind the microphone and singing his heart out, all Galneryus fans should be able to accept the new vocalist, because he has many similarities to Masahiro’s vocal range, but still distinguishable. Generally speaking, Galneryus is a hit or miss band, but I see a glimmer of light that has Resurrection able to reach out to different power metal fan bases with open-arms of acceptance. What I mean by that is, is that this album should be received with positive acclaim from various power metal fans. However, Galneryus has been compared to Dragonforce before, but there’s a difference that shouldn’t turn off any slight of desire to write off this band. That difference mainly can reside to the fact that Galneryus doesn’t speed up their music in the studio, nor do they play carbon copies of every song they make, instead they play a variety of different songs with different tempos, but their style of neo-classical shred can be a determining factor of whether the listener can bear with their music. Having that said, most people who aren’t power metal fans probably won’t enjoy this album, because it is extremely cheesy.

In the beginning of the album we see a typical neo-classical opener, though it’s not an intro that has mindless shredding, but it does have musical consistency that actually has a clear direction for its composition. And that clear composition in the intro leads straight into an album highlight, “Burn My Heart”. Even if the first proper song is guilty as sin for being sooo damn catchy, it really shows what the album will be showcasing throughout the entire duration of the album: soaring vocals, melodic guitar riffs, drum patterns that aren’t repetitive, filled with lots and lots of neo-classical shredding from both Syu (lead guitarists) and Yuhki (Keyboards). Even if every song runs in the same vein of each other, that doesn’t mean that, there aren’t a lot of songs worth checking out. Actually it’s quite the opposite. Songs like “Carry On”, “Destiny”, “Emotions”, “A Far Off-Distance”, and “Still Loving You” show different characteristics that separate each other from the rest of the album, and leave them being “entities” of their own.

Overall, Resurrection is a must have, or at least be tried by any power metal fan. Though it may be like any other Galneryus album – it still separates itself from the rest, somehow or the other. As for non-power metal fans, I would only recommend this album if you enjoy “Carry One” or “Destiny”.



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FictionalFlames
September 4th 2012



1516 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I hope some of you might enjoy this album as much as I have been recently.


you know the drill; tell me if I need to fix someting.

RunOfTheMill
September 4th 2012



1428 Comments


I've only listened to Advance to the Fall, and it ruled hard. I will read you review later, and major props for reviewing Galneryus

FictionalFlames
September 4th 2012



1516 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

thanks man, I fucking love Galneryus, if you dig Advance to the Fall, then you'll dig this.

Calc
September 4th 2012



11991 Comments


Although long standing vocalist Masahiro Yamaguchi, left the band back in 2008, somehow or other, the remaining members of the band found an easy replacement for bass, and surprisingly enough, a vocalist with similarities of Masahiro.

5...5 commas mua ha ha ha ha

by the way this review was extremely hard to read, don't hate me

Digging: Kashiwa Daisuke - April. #02

FictionalFlames
September 4th 2012



1516 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

even though it had 5 commas, word didn't see a grammar issue with it and neither did I.

RunOfTheMill
September 4th 2012



1428 Comments


Yeah, I'm gonna be with Calc on this one; it was rather awkward read, mostly because of the intro and conclusion. And that sentence that calc pointed out is annoying to read, because it just runs on, and the commas make us read with a bunch of pauses for no reason.

Whatever, band rules m/

LudsWig
September 4th 2012



254 Comments


" A meaning that inquires the resurrection of inspiration filled with flowing ideas, all because of a new line-up change in the vocal department, as well as a new bass player."

run on sentence

LudsWig
September 4th 2012



254 Comments


"And that clear composition leads straight into an album highlight, and also the second song, “Burn My Heart”. "

doesn't make sense

LudsWig
September 4th 2012



254 Comments


" the album still holds its ground and shows that the band will have to extreme changes to show any slip up in their style."

what



FictionalFlames
September 4th 2012



1516 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Ah, I see thanks man. I'll go fix these immediately.



EDIT: fixed them.



LudsWig
September 4th 2012



254 Comments


because of your humility I decided to pos your review.

FictionalFlames
September 4th 2012



1516 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

bazinga

BodomThrashMachine
September 4th 2012



316 Comments



Sludgy, Proggy, intense and one hell of a ride. I'm not surprised that FictionalFlames is becoming more popular; their discography is too damn awesome to not be recognized.

LudsWig
September 4th 2012



254 Comments


Fictional is becoming more popular while BodomThrashMachine loses ratings.

Headline news.

BodomThrashMachine
September 4th 2012



316 Comments


it's ok he likes good music; i will allow it

CaptainDooRight
September 4th 2012



28335 Comments


May not be my thing but rev was solid. Pos'd

Digging: IQ - The Road of Bones

FictionalFlames
September 5th 2012



1516 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Thanks man. Check out Destiny on Youtube, see if you like it.

truekebabpower
September 6th 2012



639 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I'm not a power metal fan, but this was amazing. Any ideas which one of their albums should I try next?

FictionalFlames
September 6th 2012



1516 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

The Flag of Punishment is probably the best album in their discography - keep in mind the vocalist is different but it's still awesome. Glad you liked it.

truekebabpower
September 6th 2012



639 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I'm on it, thanks



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