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2.98 | 79 ratings

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1 stars Frankly speaking, I still cannot understand why the band has decided to release this strange and unnecessary short (36 minutes) compilation with the two only new tracks, one of which is just the 55 second introduction to the rest of material. I think this EP had no sense except to improve the budgets of the record company and of Arena by themselves. Well, well, there's a really excellent closing track The Healer, one of the best compositions in the band's history. It's powerful, groovy, melodic, cleverly arranged - the outstanding example of top-notch production by the band. But the rest of the stuff... Hmmm... All the tracks from the 2nd to the 9th are the remixes of 8 "Crying For Help" parts, which are so pretty close to their original versions. Nothing to listen except The Healer, really.

I guess this record would be a quiet good surprise for the die-hard fans of Arena only...

Emperor | 1/5 |


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