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DECADENT

Threshold

 

Progressive Metal

2.90 | 14 ratings

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kev rowland
Special Collaborator
Crossover Team
3 stars It was only when I was talking to Karl Groom during the recording sessions for the new Credo album that I discovered that this album had been released last year. Although Threshold are signed to GFT, they were given leave to release this remix/rarities album on their own label. No "Sanity's End" (an all time classic from the debut 'Wounded Land' which has to be heard to be believed) but one of my other favourites, "Paradox", is one here. Hang on though; the version I know and love doesn't sound anything like this!! Where are all the guitars? Why so many keyboards? Why does it sound like a dance track?

This is a fun album. Not many will have "Intervention" which had originally only featured on 'SI Compilation Too' (if you ever see a copy grab it, as there are many great songs on there which still have to see the light of day) but like all of the songs on here it has been heavily reworked/re-recorded/edited. They even close with a drum & bass number. But it is for power that Threshold are renowned. They are one of the few prog metal bands that can more than hold their own in exalted company, having toured with the likes of Dream Theater on the continent.

While I may not recommend this to the new listener (go for the debut 'Wounded Land'), this is an album that those who have heard the band before will get a lot out of.

Feedback #58, May 2000

kev rowland | 3/5 |

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