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Royal Hunt


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3.57 | 74 ratings

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4 stars i like DC Cooper's voice but before Paradox, Royal Hunt was not just good enough in my opinion. following up Paradox with a new singer was always going to be difficult, and Fear doesn't rate very highly amongst RH fans and reviewers alike. i can't imagine why:

"Fear" ? 9:38: great way to start an almost 10 minutes, Fear is one of the longest RH has done (probably the only longer song is Intervention?). progressive, dark, gripping.

"Faces of War" ? 6:56: in quite a large contrast to the first song, Faces of War is upbeat and frantic from the first note. catchy chorus, good riffs

"Cold City Lights" ? 5:23: a bit of a breather, not sure where they wanted to go. mid-tempo, meandering, not great.

"Lies" ? 7:44: awesome opening riff - almost thrash-like. never lets up through till almost 8 minutes.

"Follow Me" ? 6:22: the lyrics are the stand-out point for me on this one. "If pictures could talk there'd be too many voices, If sorrow could scream I'd be deaf in a day...", and the rest of the song is carried on these shoulders...

"Voices" ? 5:20: lively, upbeat song. a little too similar to "Faces of War", can never quite make out which one i'm listening to - but both are good so listen to them together and they make a 12-minute epic!

"Sea of Time" ? 7:44: melancholy and brooding...dont know if it was intentional but its almost like going full circle from the opener "Fear"...

good , strong album even if sometimes its not clear which direction the band wanted to go with it...

sv_godspeed | 4/5 |


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