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ARK

Ark

 

Progressive Metal

3.93 | 129 ratings

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mistertorture
4 stars Great debut by these talentet Norwegian trio (then they will be 5, just the opposite of Genesis :p ). This is prog metal with a lot of flamenco influences and bits of hard rock. All the songs rock hard, when Lande screams sometimes it feels like a lion roaring (Singers At the World's Dawn is a fine example), Jorn's voice is powerful for sure but he is capable of being delicate and touching when the songs demands it.This was probably the first time he got some recognition, Tore was already known for his work with Conception so he had nothing to prove at that time. John Macaluso is just as good at the others in his department. The only thing dragging this album down for me its the production, the drums doesn't sound good enough for me and the overall sounds thick in comparision with the power of the songs.

Masterpiece: The Hunchback Of Notre Damme

Highlight(s): Where The Winds Blow, Can't let Go

Lowlight(s): The production, and maybe Burning Down was not a great choice as an opener

mistertorture | 4/5 |

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