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3.18 | 17 ratings

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3 stars To me, Communic are a little like a poor man's Iced Earth, they have that epic power/progressive sound with that slight element of thrash metal in their music, but unlike Iced Earth i just think this band is missing something, they can really be destined for massive things, they have the ability they just dont know how to use that ability well, now dont get me wrong i really really enjoyed this album and there is some fantastic playing and some great songs, it just didnt do as much as i hoped it would, tracks like the first one ON ANTIENT GROUND just sounded too much like their influences its almost like playing a game of spot the influence, there really is nothing original, just the same played to death formula of lets stretch this song way beyond the length thats needed and fill it with about five different verces, though having said that songs like THROUGH THE LABYRINTH OF YEARS was a highly enjoyable song with some very catchy parts, other highlights are BECOMING OF MAN and RAVEN'S CRY. I dont really need to mention anything about production as with all power/prog albums the sound is great and everything can be heard very clearly i just wish the songs were just a smidge better is all;

On Ancient Ground - 8/10 The Abandoned One - 8/10 Becoming of Man - 9/10 Payment of Existence - 9/10 Through the Labyrinth of Years - 9/10 Ravens Cry - 9/10 Unpredictables of Life - 8/10 Stone Carved Eyes - 8/10

My Conclusion? A little dissipointed but hey, thats just my opinion, i would still recomend it as its a decent release.

FarBeyondProg | 3/5 |


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