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They once again deliver,
This review is from: The Glorious Burden (Ltd.) (Audio CD)
Right to the point:
1) The addition of Ripper has given the band the boost it needed after Horror Show. Ripper's voice may be less "emotional" than Mat's but the way that he is delivering throughout the album is more than satisfactory. And yes you will find the "Priest screams" and they are used in clever ways.
2) The much advertised orchestra is a thing of beauty in the album. The Trilogy songs would not be the same without it. Truly an excellent touch...
3) The guitar playing is still heavy and melodic but by no means as "catchy" as in -say- Dark Saga. It is up to you to decide if this is good or bad.
4) There is a "patriotic" feeling in the album. Songs such as "Eagle Cries" may appeal not appeal to "non-americans". Despite this point no song can be said to be a filler.