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Anubis Gate


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3.78 | 81 ratings

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4 stars The Detached is the 4th full-length studio album by Danish progressive power metal act Anubis Gate. The band really surprised me with their last full-length album Andromeda Unchained (2007) and luckily Iīve been givin the opportunity to make a review of The Detached too. Thereīs been no lineup changes since Andromeda Unchained and it seems that Anubis Gate has now found the right constallation with lead singer Jacob Hansen who joined the band on the last album.

The Detached pretty much starts where Andromeda Unchained ended. Quality progressive power metal with an excellent flair for melody, heavy yet melodic riffs, great synth/ keyboards, a powerful rythm section and Jacob Hansenīs strong high pitched vocal delivery. Of course my surprise over the high compositional quality on Andromeda Unchained means that I had high expectations to The Detached and theyīve been fully met but unfortunately there were no surprises this time. My complaint is that the two albums sound very much alike and Iīm not detecting much development on The Detached compared to Andromeda Unchained. Please regard this as a minor complaint though as the quality of music on this album is very high.

The production is very polished yet powerful and detailed.

The Detached is another excellent release by Anubis Gate but this is one of those cases where I demand to hear something different on the next release. Iīm not sure I will be as impressed with the next album if itīs subtitled Andromeda Unchained number III. Still you canīt deny quality and The Detached is certainly a quality product and a 4 star rating is fully deserved. Anubis Gate has proven yet again that they are one of the most professional and well playing Danish progressive metal acts out there.

UMUR | 4/5 |


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