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This review is from: City Of Evil [Pa Version] (Audio CD)
An amazing album full of rich music. Very heavy catchy riffs; beautiful classically inspired arpeggios from the lead guitars. Great melodies, thunderous rhythms from the bass and drums. And thank goodness absolutely no awful, screaming vocals, but clean singing. The two worst things to happen in metal music are the awful screaming and yelling and the use of obscenities and foul language in the lyrics. There are enough words in the English language to express ourselves without resorting to swearing. There is a little use of foul language on this album which lets it down slightly but otherwise this is a phenomenal album. Just listen to 'Strength of the World' with its classically inspired intro and strings then leading into heavy melodic riffs. Incredible musicianship - these guys should use their real names as they are so talented. If you are at all musical and love heavy metal but with bags of melody and creativity, then you will love this album.