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After Forever


Progressive Metal

3.89 | 86 ratings

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5 stars Well, this is my first review so ill make it simple, i love this band, so very much.. bt before i get all fanboy..ish ill do a review

After Forever was a Dutch Symphonic metal band that featured metal godess Floor Jansen (not really to sure if she's anything to Mark Jansen from Epica, he once was in After Forever..but thats not the point) they released five albums before breaking up in 2009 after guitarist/ growler Sander Gommans developed health problems this album is there fifth and final, and i gotta say what a way to go,released 23 April 2007, the album features 12 songs and clocks in at around 57-58 minutes (unless you have the bonus edition with the extra track, i have :) )

Well from the moment the song DISCORD kicks off with its VERY epic intro like all great symphonic metal albums should it just plain kicks ass, i cant really pick out any stand alone tracks there that good, well ok maybe one the very epic DREAMFLIGHT is just fantastic and the most progressive ive ever seen this band get, although i cant help but compare a lot of these tracks to either early Nightwish or Epica (who both are just as good), each chorus as catchy as the last which really proves the song writining ability of the band, there are a few special guests on this album including Doro who does a duet with Floor on the track WHO I AM, also After Forever's special orchestra The City Of Praque Philharmonic Orchestra appears on several songs.

overall here are the scores;

Discord - 9/10 Evoke - 8/10 Transitory - 9/10 Energize Me - 9/10 Equally Destructive - 9/10 Withering Time - 10/10 De - Energized - 9/10 Cry With A Smile - 8/10 Envision - 8/10 Who I Am - 8/10 Dreamflight - 10/10 Empty Memories - 9/10 Lonely (Bonus Track) - 8/10

To be honest in my reviews im not gonna single out each track but review the album in general in hope to be of some help when it comes to you picking weather or not to buy the album, and i gotta say with this one, if you see it, buy it its a worthy edition to any progressive metal fan's collection.

FarBeyondProg | 5/5 |


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