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3.02 | 7 ratings | 3 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2008

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Overture (6:40)
2. Sacrifice (5:22)
3. Tell Me Your Lies (6:48)
4. Dead or Alive (4:30)
5. No Secrets (4:11)
6. Little Lies (5:58)
7. Fly With Me (4:57)
8. One of These Days (6:18)
9. Truly Yours (5:31)
10. She (6:11)
11. Presto (3:14)

Total Time 59:40

Line-up / Musicians

- Andrew Roussak / keyboards
- Oliver Weislogel / guitars
- Joe Eisenburger / bass, vocals
- Harry Reischmann / drums

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Review by Windhawk
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3 stars German band Dorian Opera makes a quick debut with this album, released just one year after the band formed.

And perhaps matters developed a bit too fast for these guys, as the album probably could have been a lot better given a bit more time in the making. The music itself is a slow, heavy and rough sounding mix, with a certain Dream Theater feel to it. The tempo is slower though, and the guitar sound rougher. There's a certain tendency to include classical-influenced passages from the synths, and quite a few guitar solos visit neo-classical terrains more or less briefly.

The production is a letdown though - indeed production as well as mix leaves a bit to be desired. Muddy and murky, as well as somewhat unbalanced, the weaknesses of the vocalist aren't hidden while the nuances in the instrumental performances to some extent is. How much better this album could have been I'm unsure of, but it could have sounded a lot better. Still, fans of rough-sounding prog metal of the slower variety should check this one out, as there is quite a few decent compositions here.

Review by kev rowland
3 stars Here is the debut of yet another Prog Metal band, this time from Germany, with the CD being released on the Russian Mals label, home of the keyboard player Andrew Roussak's solo album. This is prog metal that really comes alive during the instrumental passages where they often combine differing classical styles with the metal, creating a sound that is truly progtastic. But, I did find that at times the vocals aren't as strong or as melodic as they might be, while at others they are wonderful (possible quality control issues?). Also, to me the production wasn't as clear cut as it could have been so that there are times when the music is a little muddy.

So, it is fairly obvious that I don't like the album then? Um, wrong. This is actually a really good debut. While the guys obviously know how to rock out, Roussak has a fine touch on the piano and it is the judicious use of runs on the piano that perfectly complement what is going on in the maelstrom. This is an album that does grow on the listener and the more one plays it the better it gets! Yes, there is room for improvement in many areas but this album should gain the band a strong following within the genre and I look forward to the next release with some interest.

Originally written in 2009

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3 stars A fascinating debut album in prog metal style, but with a sound that could have been improved. 1. Ouverture (6:40) Starting with white noise and the sound of breaking glass, an impressive instrumental opener enfolds. The music shows some influences of light metal (think Riverside, Porcupin ... (read more)

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