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4 stars Myrath's Desert Call is one of the most interesting albums i heard last year

considering that 2010 was a great year for prog/ power metal, (with notably Vanden Plas' "The Seraphic Clockwork", Redemption's "Snowfall On Judgement Day" and James LaBrie's "Static Impulse"), thats already a big deal.

the opening "Forever And A Day" with its multi-lingual lyrics and heavy riffs sets the tone for the roller-coaster to come..."Tempests Of Sorrow" develops on the heavy prog riffing and combines it with a soulful, beautifully sung chorus.

the title track "Desert Call" is actually (and surprisingly) one of the weaker tracks on the album for me. its rather like some of their stuff from "Hope" - which makes it nice but nothing special.

from that, they go straight up to the best song on the album "Madness". once i heard the flute (?) interlude somwhere in the middle of a heavy prog instrumental section, i was floored!

they keep up the high standard through Silent Cries, Ironic Destiny, No Turning Back and Empty World with a rather basic "ballad" Memories thrown in until...

"Shockwave" - the "other best" song on the album. this one gets you right from 0:01 with the opening riff and doesn't loosen its grip right till the end. what a great end to a superbly crafted album...

sv_godspeed | 4/5 |


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