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A DELICATE BALANCE

Alchemy X

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3.05 | 3 ratings | 1 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1999

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Sister (8:20)
2. Emotion: Time & Resonance (4:01)
3. Emotion: Killing Thoughts (5:19)
4. The Sands of Time (8:11)
5. Alchemy (5:41)
6. Fatality Complex (7:25)
7. Requiem by Moonlight (6:52)
8. 7th Sign (4:28)

Total Time 49:37

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Line-up / Musicians

- Martin Morin / vocals
- Chris Fox / guitar
- Rob Schreiber / guitar
- Steve Ratchen / bass,keyboards
- Chris Scorsese / drums

Releases information

CD Plastic Giraffe Prod. (1999)

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ALCHEMY X A Delicate Balance ratings distribution


3.05
(3 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
0%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(33%)
33%
Good, but non-essential (67%)
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Collectors/fans only (0%)
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3 stars "A Delicate Balance" is the debut full-length studio album by US, New Jersey based progressive metal act Alchemy X. The album was released through Plastic Giraffe Productions in February 1999. Information about Alchemy X are rather sparse, but the band apparently formed around 1999 and released "A Delicate Balance" and 4 years later "11:59:59" followed. As of now (May 2015), they haven't released anything since.

The music on "A Delicate Balance" is what I would call traditional nineties progressive metal (progressive metal with keyboards, although the keyboards are not the dominant instrument on the album. That's the guitars). I hear influences from acts like Dream Theater, Fates Warning and Symphony X. The band are relatively well playing and lead vocalist Martin Morin is fairly skilled. The vocal melodies aren't that memorable though and it's in the songwriting department that Alchemy X aren't comparable to the artists mentioned above. The sound production, while not terrible or anything like that, also leaves a bit to be desired. It simply lacks power.

So while "A Delicate Balance" is a professional sounding release and it's relatively enjoyable while it plays, it doesn't exactly leave a lasting impression, or provide Alchemy X with a recognisable signature sound. To my ears they are pretty generic sounding and an example of very standard quality nineties progressive metal. Still a 3 star (60%) rating is warranted.

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