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The Black Mages - The Black Mages III: Darkness and Starlight CD (album) cover


The Black Mages


Progressive Metal

3.09 | 30 ratings

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4 stars The 3rd album from the Black Mages is here, and i'm reliefed that it's better then their 2nd album let's start with the opener - Opening - Bobimg Mission (Final Fantasy VII) is a very great opener, nice keyboard sounds and imo one of the best songs on the album - Neo EXDEATH (Final Fantasy V) not bad, nice guitar playing, but could've been better - The Extreme (Final Fantasy VIII) great prog version of this FFVIII song, with good keyboards and guitars - Assault Of The Silver Dragons (Final Fantasy IX) song from FF9 when Kuja attacks on his Silver Dragon it's a nice song, starts weak, but gets better to the end, again great keyboards - KURAYAMINOKUMO (Final Fantasy III) A song from FF3 that not everyone will know, the song suprised me with nice guitar sounds, nice solo - Distant Worlds (Final Fantasy XI) song from the online Final Fantasy game, FF11, and probably the least known one, it's a very calm song, which makes it just great, a very symphonic sound, a nice rest from the other songs - Premonition (Final Fantasy VIII) A battle song from FF8 against the sorceress, a great song with amazing keyboard sounds in it. and good guitar sounds - Grand Cross (Final Fantasy IX) another great song from ff9, starts with the hauling of souls, or something like it, after it great synthesizer and guitar playing - Darkness And Starlight (Final Fantasy VI) Opera song from the opera scene in FF6, it's a nice song, that grows on you, the japanese opera singing is getting used to, but once the song has grown on you, you'll like the singing, The singing didn't bother me - Life ~ In Memory Of KEITEN ~ a short piano piece in memory of someone, it's a nice tune and nice outro to the album

The album is very good, not as good as their 1st, and the epic song on this one isn't as good as Dancing Mad on their first, but still good album, better then their 2nd

I give it a 4 star rating, making it an Excellent addition to any prog music collection

Winand007 | 4/5 |


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