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Crimson Glory


Progressive Metal

3.98 | 176 ratings

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2 stars I'm going to have to be honest here, I don't get the hype around this album. I fail to see how this is anything other then your generic run-of-the-mill NWOBHM.

There are a handful of standout tracks such as the darker 'In Dark Places' and the powerful ballad 'Lonely'.

But there are also some really off tracks, 'Where Dragon's Rule' gives you second hand embarrassment while listening to it, 'Red Sharks' is entirely predictable and forgettable and 'Lady of Winter' has noticeably worse production on an album with already poor production.

To top it all off, this music is capital 'L' Light prog. There is very little that I would call progressive here, small aspects of some songs here and there, but strong musicianship does not a prog album make.

Besides, were I to want to listen to a straight forward NWOBHM album, I would go to King Diamond or Iron Maiden over listening to this.

I don't know. Maybe I was expecting more given the other reviews here. Maybe, despite how this review may seem, I do enjoy NWOBHM and metal music as a whole. I just fail to see what makes this album stand out from others in a heavily saturated genre, at a time where this kind of music was really par for the course.

MJAben | 2/5 |


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