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|3.0 good||Sabrutin - the dynamic range police | October 17th 16|
Don't be fooled by the two singles, which also open the album. This is the closer the band have been to their classic sound in, well, more than a decade. In fact, The Ninth Hour can be seen as the sequel to Reckoning Night, which it also recalls through "White Pearl, Black Oceans Part II". Also, a few tracks see double bass galloping really close to albums like Silence, see "Rise a Night" for reference. All in all I don't think this is a particularly impressive album (try to digest all of its 62 minutes and tell me), but surely a step in a direction that can appeal to every kind of fan.
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|3.5 great||AlejandroVzla | October 11th 16|
Dont you see?.. its just great to listening to this album, you can listening to the new SA and the old one, that mix that embrace you..that new "sound" of the band, Those operatic parts, so fresh, perfectly place, the Shakespeare sounds and vocal arrangements that Kakko knows how to do. I would say there is some "Winterheart's guild" going on here..rOverall Great album..
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|5.0 classic||Whiskers | October 9th 16|
Trolls are always out on force on this website haha
To anyone who enjoys Symphonic/Power/Progressive metal, this is a must hear album of 2016
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|1.0 awful||Xenophanes EMERITUS | October 1st 16|
I'm constantly impressed by this band, which can produce such consistent 1/5 albums throughout their career
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|3.0 good||TurboOutrun | October 27th 16|
The Ninth Hour is an entertaining listen with some great highlights (White Pearl, Black Oceans Pt. II being the strongest of the bunch).
If you're a big fan of the band you will probably rate this higher than I have. It's not the best album in Sonata Arctica's discography, but it's the strongest they have released since Unia.
|2.5 average||Xenorazr | October 9th 16|
Boy oh boy does the cheese flow here, but perhaps that's why I've found myself enjoying it. Even without being all that heavy or representative of Sonata Arctica's best work, The Ninth Hour is a fair, casual listen that keeps me entertained. Nothing more, nothing less.
|2.5 average||valek | May 22nd 20|
|4.5 superb||Zois | May 20th 20|
|2.5 average||mEyck07 | December 26th 19|
|3.0 good||Thiagao | September 13th 19|
|2.5 average||Xurxo | April 20th 19|
|2.0 poor||meowy | December 11th 17|
|2.5 average||RAGG | December 2nd 17|
|2.5 average||mursu | October 7th 17|
|2.5 average||Omeggia | December 3rd 16|
|3.5 great||Agonba | October 24th 16|
|3.5 great||Kiwi | October 18th 16|
|4.0 excellent||Poet | October 17th 16|
|3.5 great||ariich | October 12th 16|
|2.5 average||Kinkou | October 11th 16|
|3.0 good||Hybza | October 11th 16|
|3.0 good||Dmax28 | October 10th 16|
|2.5 average||Trey STAFF | October 9th 16|
|1.5 very poor||Elynna | October 8th 16|
|2.0 poor||Xerian | October 5th 16|
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