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3.57 | 32 ratings | 2 reviews | 22% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2010

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Episode X (Arrival)
2. End Of The Line
3. King For A Day
4. The Well
5. Army Of Slaves
6. Shadowman
7. Back To Square One
8. Blood Red Stars
9. The Last Leaf
10. Falling Down
11. Episode X (Departure)

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Line-up / Musicians

- Andre Andersen / keyboards
- Mark Boals / vocals
- Marcus Jidell / guitar
- Allan Sorensen / drums
- Andreas Passmark / bass

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Marquee/Avalon Records

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3.57
(32 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(22%)
22%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(31%)
31%
Good, but non-essential (41%)
41%
Collectors/fans only (3%)
3%
Poor. Only for completionists (3%)
3%

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Review by snobb
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3 stars "Royal Hunt" is band ,founded by Moscow-born keyboardist Andre Andersen in Denmark. This is their tens album, and no surprises could be found on it.

Melodic , perfectly recorded, power metal with strong influences from Rainbow and Dream Theater. If not too much prog, songs all have their melodies, are perfectly played, and have their own appeal. For sure, if you're Rainbow fan, or just like old-fashioned melodic power metal. And if you not afraid of songs, named "Army Of Slaves", "King For A Day" or "Shadowman". But you don't need to listen to lyrics though. Just enjoy music and nostalgy coming from early 80-s.(To be honest, I always prefer great Dio in that category, which has much better music in this field, don't speak about vocal).

Quality power metal album with few progressive touches. Real pleasant surprise for genre lovers. For progressive metal fans has very limited value,however.

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Posted Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Review by Marty McFly
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4 stars There is a lot with what I can agree in previous review. However, we differ in opinion how this works in general. Maybe it's because I'm less critic then Slava is, maybe I like Prog Metal more. And from what I heard from bands in this genre, I think that this album maybe has Power Metal elements, but isn't merely Power, which sometimes stands for me as "simplified" Metal (when compared to Prog Metal).

Indeed, there is strong melodic element, in fact it's almost based solely on melodicity and guitar / keyboards solos. Atmosphere is also promising and that also counts. Songs flows easily without single stumbling, as far as I hear, nothing sounds weird. And believe me, the more I dug deep into Prog, the more I lost ability to listen some "normal" Metal groups, like Avantasia (oh maybe I've never been able to listen them). There is no such bad feeling.

Even Back to Square One doesn't fit me in whole composition at all but later on the move to what they master well, melodic Metal on the verge of Prog & Power.

4(-), of course, it could have been better, but also, therefore I would have rate higher.

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Posted Sunday, May 09, 2010

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