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Threads of Fate A Funeral for the Virtuous
Nice slab of symphonic metal with great instrumentation and melodies that create a convincing and quite dramatic atmosphere. However, the harsh vocals bring this down for me as, apart from being quite generic, they impact negatively the album's beautiful moments. However, fans of '90s symphonic/gothic acts should check these guys out as they might turn into something really good in the future.
3.0
12.14.18
Eric Clapton Happy Xmas
All in all, a really nice Christmas album with a bluesy feel only brought down by the long runtime and the atrocious rendition of Jingle Bells. Apart from those two issues, Eric does a good job of infusing Christmas music with a cool blues vibe and conveys a sense of coziness like listening to traditional stories by an older and respected person.
3.2
12.13.18
Orion's Reign Scores of War
Even though modern symphonic power metal is not my thing, I really enjoyed this one because it combines the merits of the aforementioned genre but at the same times is not as cheesy as your typical symphonic metal. Of course, there are lots of keyboards but the guitars are audible as well and the overall product reminds Rhapsody but with less quirkiness.
3.5
12.04.18
Ice Sword Dragon Magic
This is brimming with potential but still needs some work in the songwriting department as far as song duration is concerned. In addition, the production leaves something to be desired and didn't love the occasional blast beat. However, the album contains some top-notch heavy/power metal with nice vocals and a genuinely barbaric/epic flavor. If Ice Sword manage to improve, we may have something special in the future.
3.5
11.29.18
Iron Heade Enter the Dungeon
When it comes to traditional heavy metal, you gotta trust the Chileans. Admittedly, having heard bits and pieces of this before, I expected to enjoy the LP more, not that Maiden-esque heavy metal with epic tendencies is going to disappoint heavy metal fans. However, one can feel that the album is the product of serious love about all things metal and for this, I can only feel respect about these guys.
3.0
11.29.18
Blood Curse Sorceress
Blood Curse play no-frills, simple and at times a bit amateurish traditional metal. However, this is so fun and addictive that if you're a fan of heavy metal you're gonna have a ball.
3.2
11.29.18
Ghunzul To The North​.​.​.
Apart from the awesome cover art and song titles, this one doesn't have much going on. Granted, Ghunzul deliberately went for a less-is-more approach, probably in order to create an ideal background which isn't distracting, so I might need to approach this one differently. Maybe if it was the soundtrack to a video game, it would have been much more enjoyable. But then again, I have found that great dungeon synth works great even by itself.
2.5
11.28.18

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  • Dewinged Following up on Scheumke's request, yeah manosg, I thought you or Scuro could handle it better than myself, plus they could benefit better from a staff review. Didn't know you were busy so sorry to throw it your way. Hope life is good there brother.
    December 12 09:02 PM
  • Scheumke btw, if you enjoy the speed side of power more, check God of this World ;)
    December 12 02:39 AM
  • Scheumke Hey man! No problem you do what you can right ;). Glad you enjoy it, even if it ain't fully your cup of tea.
    December 12 02:38 AM
  • Scheumke Hello good sir! My band released it's debut album this year, and I was wondering if you would like to review it? Dewinged recommended you since the music might be more your area of expertise than his. I've added the Spotify link to the album. If you'd like a different way to listen to it please let me know. Thanks in advance!https://open.spotify.com/album/7LjIb5DnNReygvEVJ3gfHE?si=EHGz3rWwSjeCYMJQj6K8eA
    December 11 03:48 AM
  • Voivod To album ton Malady to episkeptomoun sixna pikna, poli kalo prog rock. Koita an isxuei oti kai perisi - album pou iparxei se dio listes kataligei sto top 50 - tha prokipsei doulitsa sta blurbs
    December 10 06:32 PM

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