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MANIPULATOR

The Fall of Troy

 

Heavy Prog

3.52 | 19 ratings

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arcane-beautiful
5 stars I remember this being my first Fall Of Troy album, because I got it when it first came out.

I remember not expecting much, but then I put on the song The Dark Trail, and when the falsetto vocals came in, I nearlly died.

This is just one of those albums that is perfect in anyway, not one boring or pittiful moment, every song is incredibly catchy, the instrumental work is amazing and the vocals are just o wide in diversty, you can't help but be drawn in by them.

This album also comes with a bonus live cd, which isn't bad.

And there is also really cool and cartoonic artwork.

1. Cut Down All The Trees & Name The Streets After Them - Love playing this song on guitar. Amazing chorus and unbelievable vocals. 10/10

2. The Dark Trail - Their best song ever in my opinion. The falsetto is very cheesy, but so awesome at the same time. The instrumental section also is incredibly impressive. The lyrics are very smart as well. 10/10

3. Quarter Past - This song starts off quite slow and jazzy, before turning into a whole lot of crazy. Infectious chorus. 10/10

4. Problem!? - Short, sweet & catchy. Do I need to say more. 10/10

5. Semi-Fiction - Another amazing chorus, along with some pretty amazing instrumental work. 9/10

6. Oh! The Casino!? - Again, another short and cathcy song. 9/10

7. Sledgehammer - No, this is not a Peter Gabriel cover. Amazing instrumental work, and quite experimental as well. 9/10

8. Seattlantis - There are so many times you think this song would end, but as always, they suprise you. There is also some thrash metal influence with the guitar riffing. 9/10

9. Ex-Creations - The most impressive song, guitar wise. Their are so many videos on You Tube of people playing (or attempting to play) this song. Great chorus, and what I know to be my brother's favourite Fall Of Troy song.10/10

10. Shhh!!! If You're Quiet, I'll Show You A Dinosaur - Weird title for an even weirder song. Great chorus and some werid lyrics. 10/10

11. Caught Up - Very laiback, with just clean guitar and vocals. Very jazz influenced. 9/10

12. A Man A Plan A Canal Panama - By far the most interesting song on the album. The instrumental work is just incredible. Quite lengthy, but not boring in the slightest. 9/10

CONCLUSION: This is deffinetly their best album. I am sad to say these guys have broken up a few weeks ago. They will be sadly missed.

RIP The Fall Of Troy

arcane-beautiful | 5/5 |

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