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Distant Is The Sun

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Listen  1. Beyond Redemption (Intro) 1:00£1.09  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. King of Empty Promises 4:48£1.09  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Distant Is the Sun 4:46£1.09  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. When Truth Lies 5:17£1.09  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Circle of Fire 4:47£1.09  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Let the River Run 5:55£1.09  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Denied Deliverance 4:30£1.09  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Story of Misery 4:44£1.09  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Era Zero 3:30£1.09  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Pillars of Sand 5:50£1.09  Buy MP3 
Listen11. As December Fades 4:31£1.09  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Handful of Hope 4:20£1.09  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Walls of Silence 4:35£1.09  Buy MP3 
Listen14. April 4:27£1.09  Buy MP3 

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Triumphant Return. 10 Jun 2014
By Rowan Pattison - Published on
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Vanishing point make a triumphant return with this wonderful album. It's been a while since the last release and it seems that they haven't lost any of their magic.
Best VP album yet! 1 Jun 2014
By Metalfish Omega - Published on
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The best Vanishing Point album to date! Absolutely awesome. I've been a fan of the band since the beginning, and this is the first CD that is totally complete from beginning to the stunning last song. Watch their videos on YouTube and buy this CD.
Welcome back, Vanishing Point! 27 April 2014
By ViolettePen - Published on
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I first heard of Vanishing Point in 2011 when frontman Silvio Massaro joined prog-symphonic metallers and fellow Australians Divine Ascension for the duet "Answers" (featured on Divine Ascension's As The Truth Appears - a great album, by the way!). Silvio's powerful and gravelly yet melodic voice caught my attention right away, and I knew I'd have to check out his band and their music. Turns out Vanishing Point was in the midst of a hiatus due to lineup changes and creative blocks at the time. Now they've returned with Distant Is The Sun, their first album in 7 years and a superb example of melodic power metal.

Distant Is The Sun combines the fast tempos and rapid-fire rhythms of power metal with lush keyboards and synths and occasional progressive turns. This description might cause new listeners to think Vanishing Point's a Kamelot copycat -that couldn't be further from the truth. Vanishing Point focuses more on guitar muscle and opts for symphonic atmospheres instead of full-blown bombast. Lead single "Where Truth Lies" is a fantastic example of Vanishing Point's sound, with an incredible chorus that sticks in your head long after the song finishes.

As most power metal bands do, Vanishing Point sticks mostly to uptempo tracks on Distant Is The Sun. "King Of Empty Promises," the title track, and "Circle Of Fire," which features Sonata Arctica singer Tony Kakko, are among the strongest of the bunch. The band does foray into ballad territory with the rousing sing-along "Let The River Run" and the forlorn "Story Of Misery." They also surprise listeners with two exceptional instrumentals, the short yet power-packed "Beyond Redemption" and the delicately acoustic "April."

At the same time, Distant Is The Sun has its flaws. Power metal has never been known for its variety, and this record's an example of that. It excels at maintaining energy from start to finish, but after an hour's worth of almost all uptempo tracks my brain feels as though it's run a marathon. Vanishing Point also overindulge themselves musically at times. With a few songs, they cram in too many dramatic elements (usually synth-strings) or rhythm enhancers (staccato riffs, machine-gun drumming and double-kicking) all at once and risk overwhelming the listener.

Apart from that, Vanishing Point have done themselves proud with Distant Is The Sun. They capture their genre's melodramatic glory by relying on guitar muscle and melodic flair and not so much on symphonic bravado. This record should win back long-time Vanishing Point fans as well as attract new followers who enjoy Kamelot, Sonata Arctica, Silent Force, and other similar bands. And when an album can succeed with that goal, you know you've got a winner.

Highlights: "King Of Empty Promises," "Where Truth Lies," "Let The River Run," "April"
One of the best progressive/power metal bands from this year 21 Aug 2014
By Austin Hornbeck - Published on
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One of the best progressive/power metal bands from this year. If you love Vanishing Point's earlier work you will love this one as well. Defiantly recommendations for best albums of 2014.
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Unbelievable Album !! 11 Mar 2014
By The CROW - Published on
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Progressive Metal Classic ! I can't quit listening to this album. Vanishing Point is in the ranks for progressive metal album of 2014 in my opinion. Every song is top notch and the production is incredible. Pick this one up now and you will be blown away!!
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