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Trinakrius Introspectum
Great instrumentals, but the vocals lag far behind. A completely different vocal style, or a vocalist who can put more power behind the current style would vastly improve this album.
Crimson Fire Fireborn
Highlights: Take to the Skies, Hunter, Knightrider. While there are some great tracks here, each one has a generic counterpart elsewhere on the album. Certainly worth a listen, but anyone who doesn't like power metal will not see their mind changed by 'Fireborn'.
ChainsHeart Leaving Planet Hell
Generic heavy metal with touches of rock. Nothing stands out as particularly bad, and nothing stands out as good either. While this surely has an audience, I'm not it.
Artical Illusion X
Highlights: Wings of Time, Illusion X. Great vocals and instrumentals marred by occasionally sloppy writing. "I Am So Different" is the most obvious example, with lyrics so cheesy I developed type 2 diabetes after a minute of listening. However, when Artical buckle down and focus on a track, it's phenomenal. The title track exemplifies the successes of the album. Unfortunately there is not enough excellence here to push 'Illusion X' above average.
King Stephen Nightmares EP
Diphtheria To Wait For Fire
Highlights: I believe, As Darkness Casts Its Veil, Sleeping With the Worms. Every aspect of this album is inferior to later efforts by the Leptos brothers. Vocals, instrumentals, and songwriting feel under developed. All elements here are sufficient and none of the songs stick out as being particularly awful, rather the entire album is homogeneously meh. As Darkness Casts Its Veil is an exception, and serves as the high point of the album. While there are some fun riffs and impressive vocal sections, the majority of 'To Wait For Fire' is an exercise in patience.
Prodigal Earth Zenith II Zero
Favorites: Lonely Gods, Crossroads, The Young Ones. For those who want constant intensity from their music, don't bother with this record. For those looking for a varied presentation of soft ballads and energetic anthems this is certainly worth a listen. I myself am of the more 'constant intensity' persuasion, so I felt somewhat underwhelmed. Vocals are excellent and instrumentation is good, but I found many of the tracks boring.

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