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PAPER BLOOD

Royal Hunt

 

Progressive Metal

3.19 | 37 ratings

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b_olariu
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3 stars 3.5 for sure

Ninth studio album by this danish prog metal band, released at same Frontier records in 2005 and named Paper blood is a well balanced album, better then Eyewitness, crystal clear sound and good pieces. Some new members arrived here, but the sound remeains the same, because the head of the band the excellent keybordidt Andre Andersen did a great job here. A lots of instrumental passages, 3 instrumental pieces here, very well performed and and intristing arrangements aswell. The keybords are the cherry on the cake here, absolutly awesome keybordist who can very easy go from slower moments to a more speedy ones in a great manner, great musician. The voice is ok, but is the last one featuring John West, the next albums has Mark Boals on mic, anothe rgreat vocalist for this kind of music. Memory lane, one of the instrumental is a kick ass piece, every musician shines here and they are still strong in this field, great. All tracks are strong, almost a 4 stars album, more like 3.5 , still not as good as their greatest efforts Moving target and Paradox. If you like symphonic prog metal with bombastic arrangements and killer keybords interluded with great guitar elements try this band, one of the pleasent examples from this field, still running fast today after more then 20 years in this bussiness.

b_olariu | 3/5 |

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