Haggard   Awaking The Centuries
3.9 Release Date: 2000
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2.5 averageAnEpicDeath | March 8th 10

The purest fusion of true classical and baroque music with heavy metal of any form (doom/death metal, in this case) to ever grace my ears, this album shows no lack of maturity and is fantastically original. If you're looking for technicality, you won't find it here as the guitars take a backseat to the (22 member!) orchestra, but you will find exceptional musicianship nonetheless. However, that said, it has major problems that drag down the album. The album is closer to an EP than a full-length disk, and is filled with short interludes and dialogue tracks. There are only five true songs on this album, and all but one feed heavily upon motifs from the title track, greatly hurting the diversity and giving the overall impression of only perhaps two distinct tracks. The title track, the 9 minute "Awaking the Centuries", is the lifeblood and focus of the disk, and is indeed an essentially perfect and outstandingly beautiful track that outpaces the rest of the album by leaps and bounds. Make no mistake; you are buying the disk for this track, and it is almost strong enough to justify the cost of the purchase despite the majority of filler present. The other distinct track, however, "Prophesy Fulfilled", is a largely lackluster piece that spends much of its time apart from the orchestra, but the riffs are simply weak and uninteresting. Basically, this album *is* the title track and assorted polish. And this track deserves 4.75 to 5 stars. But the rest of the album is hardly worth the price of admittance.

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0.0 Leviathan8937 | February 3rd 11

extremely good , a solid combination of classical music and metal , the only problem is when you listen this at first is a little bit boring ,but overall is a marvelous piece of art

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4.5 superbIdioticVirus8 | December 4th 14
4.0 excellentCsongli | July 1st 14
3.5 greatArashi | April 25th 14
4.0 excellentBrendan Schroer | March 3rd 14
4.5 superbRobinanimate | December 4th 13
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3.5 greatMacabreharlequin | November 14th 13
4.0 excellentSleepingPantheist | September 15th 13
5.0 classicJTRMetal | August 20th 13
4.5 superbThe7thVermicide | August 10th 13
2.5 averageghlmoedo | July 24th 13
3.0 goodJeudyEv | March 31st 13
3.5 greatHybza | January 28th 13
3.5 greatkx8 | December 8th 12
4.0 excellentsagu | September 29th 12
2.5 averageDeath2Squishies | August 11th 12
4.0 excellentPhate72 | June 6th 12
3.5 greatOllieS | April 23rd 12
4.0 excellentDimmuBurger101 | March 28th 12
4.5 superbThe7thVermicide | March 20th 12
4.0 excellentpollastrerostit | December 9th 11
4.0 excellentMateoilitigaja | November 30th 11
4.0 excellentminoskid | August 9th 11
4.0 excellentMitridates | May 27th 11
4.0 excellentPyxLax | April 17th 11
4.5 superbsprgv | March 19th 11
2.5 averagemadmonty | February 28th 11
3.0 goodDylan Longstreet | February 15th 11
4.0 excellentjaldabaoth | January 12th 11
5.0 classicRazzoorr | July 22nd 10
2.5 averageHyperbore | July 21st 10
4.0 excellentTimon87 | May 17th 10
4.5 superbkayowas | February 25th 10
4.5 superbHoenir | February 14th 10
3.5 greatMindtraveller | February 10th 10
3.0 goodavestin | October 18th 09
4.0 excellentArdghal | April 17th 09
4.5 superbAdam | December 14th 08
4.0 excellentfireaboveicebelow | October 11th 08
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