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DAYS OF RISING DOOM - THE METAL OPERA

AinA

 

Progressive Metal

3.25 | 34 ratings

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Tristan Mulders
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2 stars Aina - Days of rising Doom: The metal Opera

After already hearing quite a few metal concept albums before, I was somewhat curious whether or not Aina was equally good...

Sadly, it was a somewhat disappointing experience.

Although there are some good, progressive parts on this CD, most of it has already been done so many times before, leaving it to be sounding like a copy of the more successful metal opera's (I name but a few: the later AYREON albums and AVANTASIA: The Metal Opera by Edguy's TOBIAS SAMMET).

Yes, the guest list is a bit impressive; we have Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE), Tobias Sammet (EDGUY, AVANTASIA, hey why didn't you stick to that one instead?), Damian Wilson (formerly of THRESHOLD, AYREON) and Simone Simons (EPICA). But a star list doesn't automatically mean that the album is great! As said, There are parts of genius (I did like the parts where the rhythmic section was jamming and a choir was singing on top of that, and of course the brilliant Aina Overture) but most isn't progressive at all, maybe it's better to call it regressive metal?

Overal an average metal album, that can entertain, but will not enlighten you!

Tristan Mulders | 2/5 |

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