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Charlemagne: The Omens of Death
Charlemagne: The Omens of Death
Price: £9.99

3 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars NOT a follow-up to By The Sword And The Cross and all the worse for it., 1 July 2013
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Charlemagne By The Sword And The Cross was in my opinion THE Symphonic Metal album of 2010, so when I saw that this was coming out I naturally assumed it was going to be a follow-up album in the same vein and looked forward to it with glee.
I was WRONG.
What I got for my money was, for the most part, songs that I loved from BTSATC with the orchestra stripped away and replaced with pseudo-Dragonforce guitar wankery and substandard Piece Of Mind era Maiden riffs. Lee's majestic voice is done no favours by this, in fact the only two songs that it still (sort of) fits on are Massacre Of The Saxons and parts of Let Legend Mark Me As A King. Which brings me to my second bone of contention.
Almost all of the tracks here are, as stated earlier, from BTSATC but renamed in what I can only assume is a cynical attempt to con the casual buyer into thinking that these are all new tracks.
The only brand new tracks on this album are the intro, and Ultimate Sacrifice, whch feels like a track that was left off BTSATC on the grounds of not being good enough to make the final cut.
Interestingly the leaflet enclosed credits Christina Lee as Narrator, as she was on BTSATC, but she does not appear on this CD.

In short, if you want a half-arsed 'metalled-up' version of BTSATC buy this, if not avoid it like the black death.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible., 13 Jun. 2012
Extremely shoddy work here, not only is the cap badge wrong, but from 1938 no German SS / SD officers wore the black uniform, it had already been replaced with the far more elegant silver/mouse grey uniform which was itself replaced by 1940 by standard Wehrmacht field grey.
Such incorrect labelling offends every right-thinking nazi.
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Carnival Of Souls [1962] [DVD]
Carnival Of Souls [1962] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Candace Hilligoss
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Price: £14.99

28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The film that inspired NOTLD, 26 Nov. 2001
This film was rediscovered in the 80's and featured on the BBC series "Videodrome". Without wanting to spoil the plot I'll just say that it's a genuinely creepy story that directly inspired George Romero's 1968 Night of the Living Dead. The plot focuses on Candace Hillgoss as a beautiful but cold church organist (Who is actually non-religious and just plays for money).In the opening scenes we see that she is the only girl to survive when a car filled with her and some friends careers off a bridge. She makes it to shore. From then on she is disturbed by stange nightmares and visions centering on a long abandoned funfair and it's pale inhabitants. That's all the plot I'm going to give away. If you love strange films then I cannot urge you enough to buy this one. As in the original Night of the Living Dead (and for that matter Psycho) the black and white photography only adds to the surrealism and detracts nothing from the plot or the genuine sense of unease that unfolds as the film plays.
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