Disillusion   The Liberation
3.4
great
Release Date: 2019
Tracklist

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1.5 very poorObserver EMERITUS | September 8th 19

Fans are upset with my rating, and I understand that. But I do have a tip to help you understand, if you're willing to humor me at least. Set aside two hours, listen to this album, and then immediately listen to Back To Times Of Splendor. Then, tell me how you are baffled at my incorrect opinion on this. Do it.

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4.0 excellentJOK | August 5th 19

Certainly a return to form on all fronts and quite literally a direct sequel to Back to Times of Splendor, but it could use some editing. The epics are exactly that, but the shorter tracks feel a bit like padding. Despite this minor issue, this album was able to make me feel 16 again without being a meritless throwback or cash grab. Andy Schmidt is what Wintersun fanboys think Jari is.

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2.5 averagetenderscum | September 3rd 19

Songwriting buried under Jari Maenpaa bullshit.

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2.5 averagecjbizzlebizzle | November 25th 19

If this is one of the best progressive metal releases of 2019 it feels like it must be an off year for the genre in some ways. Cutting to the chase, the vocals on this album just ruin the immersion. The songwriting feels adventurous and you weave through different worlds as the album runs on. The guitars shine in both the heavy and more melodic passages with nice harmonies and memorable riffs. It has the base of a good prog metal record but the non-clean/guttaral vocals as well as the lyrics weaken the experience. They just sound like someone trying to do a tough guy voice and often feel pasted on the music in awkward rhythms (see: The Great Unknown). At times 'The Liberation' takes you into an epic world of prog metal but the vocals hinder that effect too much in the long run.

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2.0 poorScott | September 9th 19

The first couple of tracks on here are the most standard, bland, and unnecessarily long tracks with no right being as pretentious as it is. The ladder-half of the album isn't too bad. There are moments on the back-half that understand its place on the record before it bursts back into more standard melodic progressive death metal. This album didn't start strong and it almost didn't stick the landing, but it had enough good moments and performances to be listenable.

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4.0 excellentPanzerchrist | September 5th 19

I have no idea what Jari Maenpaa nonsense is. Does this album have its own hot tub? I'm concerned now

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