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The 8th Sin

Nocturnal Rites Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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When it comes to power metal, there are only a handful of bands sticking to a tradition of heavy, mind-melting riffs while also bringing their sound into the 21st Century. NOCTURNAL RITES is one of those bands, and their eighth full-length, appropriately titled The 8th Sin, is rife with the kind of visceral energy that helped bring the genre to the forefront in the mid-to-late ... Read more in Amazon's Nocturnal Rites Store

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  • Audio CD (28 May 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Century Media
  • ASIN: B000PHWD9O
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 319,476 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Call Out To The World
2. Never Again
3. Not The Only
4. Tell Me
5. Not Like You
6. Leave Me Alone
7. Till I Come Alive
8. Strong Enough
9. Me
10. Pain & Pleasure
11. Fool's Parade

Product Description

We love this band!! One of the most quality power metal bands of Sweden on their 8th masterpiece. These guys have only been creating killer metal albums ever since they started out with their masterpiece ''In a time of blood and fire''. We eternally bow to them and recommend ALL their releases! HAIL!

TRACK LISTING:
1. Call Out to the World
2. Never Again
3. Not the Only
4. Tell Me
5. Not Like You
6. Leave Me Alone
7. Till I Come Alive
8. Strong Enough
9. Me
10. Pain and Pleasure
11. Fools Parade (Outro)
 


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Format:Audio CD
Back in the late 90's, Nocturnal Rites were playing Iron Maiden style rock, especially evident on their breakthrough album The Sacred Talisman.
Over the years they have moved to a more melodic hard rock sound, with tinges of Heavy Metal.
The production quality has also improved, some will say that they sound a little too over produced nowadays.
Their previous release, Grand Illusion, was an absolute belter and certainly, their strongest offering to date.
It was always going to be a tough ask to match the quality of that album, but I have to say, they have come up with another strong release.
All the tracks are good quality, albeit, with a slightly more melodic feel.
Tracks 1 to 8 are the stand out songs, it does dip towards the end.
The last track, an instrumental, shows me that they can play lead guitar solo's and I would love to see that feature more, on their next album.
Overall, a real decent effort.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great album - Well worth it 11 July 2010
By ColinD
Format:Audio CD
Me, Pain & Pleasure, Not The Only, Never again: Then the albuim only gets 4 stars?!?!

Very good melodic metal CD, well worth a listen to anybody who has not heard the band before. The songs just grow on you.

Higly recommend driving music. Metal that appeals across the generations (my copy gets borrowed by my daughter).
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4.0 out of 5 stars Melodic Metal at it's very best 2 Nov 2007
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
With this CD Nocturnal Rites have abandoned their power metal roots and turned to Melodic Metal.
The results are astonishing for most of this cd with only the last couple of tracks tailing of a bit.
Great vocals, great melodies, very nice guitar tone and basically the whole band turn in an excellent performance.
This is how melodic metal should be played and the only reason for 4 stars is the cd length around 43 minutes and a couple of less appealing tracks at the end.
Fans of say Mob Rules and Cornerstone will love this.
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Amazon.com: 4.3 out of 5 stars  9 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars Unfairly criticized 7 Jan 2008
By guitar god - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
If you look elsewhere for reviews of this album, you'll see that many critics have harshly panned this one. The reason is that its a very poppy album with a lot of catchy hooks and melodies. Make no mistake - this is not a traditional power metal album as much as it is a pop metal album. There is a common comparison to Bon Jovi-meets-Yngwie Malmsteen. I wouldn't go that far. But lets be clear - this isn't old Nocturnal Rites, and if you had a problem with their last 2 albums then you'll probably hate this.

Now with that all being said, this is a GOOD album for what it is. Great production value, well-written songs and awesome guitar playing. By its own merits, The 8th Sin is an enjoyable affair if you're a fan of catchy melodic metal in the vein of Masterplan or Ride The Sky.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 8th Sin 17 Feb 2013
By Rick Lane - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This was given as a gift and the recipient loved it and continuously listens to it. This is a good Melodic Rock album with great guitar work and vocals. I would recommend this CD.
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4.0 out of 5 stars What!? Bon Jovi!!?? 31 Dec 2013
By Brian W. Ewert - Published on Amazon.com
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I don't get the correlation to Bon Jovi but understand the 'pop metal' reference if it implies hugely melodic and powerful hooks! But don't be mistaken, this is a metal album with plenty of punch. I just recently got interested in NRites and so bought a few albums and I would recommend for anyone not already familiar with the band to start here... don't pick up anything previous as it doesn't come close to what The 8th Sin is. This album shows the maturity and stabilization of the band after finding a new singer some time ago. NRites is coming into their own; can't wait to hear what they do next. I expect an evolution towards what Pretty Maids has done recently.
4.0 out of 5 stars Love at first Hate. 1 Feb 2011
By Ben Tish - Published on Amazon.com
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I didn't know what to expect at all with this album. My first impression was "these guys sound like 80s pop metal...METAL Posers!" I literally Hated it. But the tunes quickly attached themselves to my brain and soon I was wondering what the name of these tunes were that kept playing in my head. Had to Listen again. And Again. After several visits to the ER and two different kinds of antibiotics to try and rid myself of any infection this album may have caused, I began to realize that although this album is very much a Metal Pop album, it's still a better bunch of songs than anything Metallica has released in the last few years. The comparison to Bon Jovi isn't so far off, with the exception that Nocturnal Rites is much more "Heavy" and much more interesting. I recommend this album to Metal Heads of all persuasions. It's a passive listen, very melodic, the songs will stick in your head even if you've only heard them a couple of times...Produced well. Glad to have it in my growing collection.
5.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 stars - fantastic melodic metal album 21 Dec 2010
By Justin G. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
2007's The 8th Sin is (you guessed it) the eighth studio album from Swedish power metal band Nocturnal Rites. I'm not a huge fan of this band, but they're enjoyable enough, so when I ran across a clearance copy of this disc I decided to give it a try.

I have to say, this is not at all what I expected. Aside from their early death metal days and the heavier than usual Afterlife, Nocturnal Rites sticks pretty close to the power metal formula. Not so with The 8th Sin, which goes in a more melodic, less epic direction. It's still undeniably a metal album (and not pop metal as some have said), but the songs on The 8th Sin are catchier, melodic in an almost commercial way (as commercial as metal gets, anyway), and have a great `80s energy. I absolutely love this style of metal, so of course I ended up loving this album. The melodies are killer, the songs make you want to sing along, and Jonny Lindqvist does an amazing job on vocals.

I can totally understand how The 8th Sin could turn off some of Nocturnal Rites' fans, especially those who only want to hear pure power metal. As much as I enjoy power metal, I much prefer melodic metal along the lines of Masterplan, Ride the Sky, Jorn and At Vance, and with The 8th Sin, Nocturnal Rites has joined that list in a big way.

Edition Notes: My copy of The 8th Sin came with a bonus DVD featuring live footage and other behind-the-scenes type material. I'm not sure if that is exclusive to early pressings, or if they all have it. It's a cool addition either way.
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