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Hollow Haze – Memories of An Ancient Time Review

There are many great melodic metal bands coming from Italy, but one band that I think deserves more attention than they get is the relatively unheralded but consistently impressive Hollow Haze. They started out as a solid progressive heavy metal band in the early 2000’s, putting out four albums in that style, with their third album “End of a Dark Era” serving as my introduction to the band.

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Temperance – Limitless Review

When I first heard the 2014 self-titled debut from Italian band Temperance, one other band instantly came to my mind: Amaranthe. With their unique use of three vocalists along with their mix of metalcore, pop and trance (among many other styles,) becoming more and more popular over time, I guess it was only a matter of time before another band adopted a similar sound for their own, and put their own twists on it, which is exactly what Temperance did on their debut.

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Almah – Unfold Review

Edu did not only perform vocals but also played some guitar and keyboard parts. His voice is flexible and high-ranging, though he prefers to sing lower than he did in Angra. However the music of Almah still has a lot of commonalities with Angra, it is Melodic Power Progressive Metal but with less symphonic elements and a bit heavier.