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3 stars Another important album in the way I use to become a music appreciator. In that times when hard rock and heavy metal as the easy listening that filled my days and attracted me to enjoy art, this album was a no less than a must.

But some years passed away, other musical interests came upon me, and the more time passes by, the more I perceive that this album did not age well. Best stuff here are clearly songs in the way heavy metal was supposed to be recognized, but unfortunately they lack in many senses progressive characteristics. All the punch we have in first four songs faded way slowly, until the moment they did create no more interest in me by means a good moment of musical listening.

Today, I still see some value here. Rivendell is an admirable song, a preferred song of mine until today. A piece of art that clearly shows how these guys are skilled musician in translating by means of music and lyrics the spirit of Tolkienī s fabulous and famous Lord Of The Rings. The other piece that will always bring me back to this album is the opener Anthem, a unique song in all hard rock, heavy metal or even progressive rock music.

So, this is Fly By Night to me. Two five stars and unforgettable songs; but the rest does not call my attention anymore. As an average, three stars for this album.

HarryTon | 3/5 |


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