Album Reviews

Visions of Atlantis – Pirates Review

Sometimes, it only takes one big album for a band to move from being promising but not quite top tier to being among the best in their genre, which is the case for the Austrian symphonic power metal band Visions of Atlantis. Their first few albums were all of the varying quality, at times showing potential for greatness but somehow falling a bit short for various reasons.

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Daniele Mazza – Immortals Review

Daniele is an amazingly talented composer, who definitely is up there in the ultimate upper league of modern day composers in a way BEETHOVEN and WAGNER were in the 19th century, so are HANS ZIMMER, VINCE DICOLA, JOHN WILLIAMS and Daniele the ultimate composers for this kind of bombastic instrumental music nowadays.

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Rhapsody of Fire – Glory for Salvation Review

Despite my issues with the title track and a few odd decisions here and there, I still greatly enjoy Glory for Salvation, and consider it as yet another excellent Rhapsody of Fire release, as well as one of their better albums to date. It’s a very diverse album, with many different sounds and many different moods, and it does an excellent job of showcasing Giocomo Voli’s vocals, as well as Alex Staropoli’s keys and symphonic arrangements. Songwriting is generally excellent, performances are excellent across the board, and there’s a good amount of variety to it, that fans of the band with different tastes should all find something to like here.

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Meteora – Tragedy of Delusion Review

Whenever I see the name “Meteora”, the first thing I think of is the second Linkin Park album, which I was always a fan of at the time, and still enjoy to this day. However, that name is now being used by a promising, up and coming symphonic power metal band from Hungary, who have recently released their second full-length album, Tragedy of Delusion. After hearing the album several times, I can say I am quite impressed. While the band certainly has some room for improvement, they already have their sound, which works quite well for them, and I think many fans of the genre are sure to be pleased with this album.

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Orion’s Reign – Scores of War Review

Orion’s Reign has not only lived up to my expectations, but they have also completely shattered them, and have produced the best symphonic power metal album of the year…