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3.59 | 12 ratings | 3 reviews | 8% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2000

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Connect (0:47)
2. Time in the ice (8:04)
3. How much progress (7:15)
4. Darkened rooms (6:59)
5. Living hexadecimal (7:27)
6. Mind?s bug (6:53)
7. Travelling through a wire (5:36)
8. Behind the consciousness of memory (2:20)
9. A new beginning ? (10:16)

Total Time: 55:39

Line-up / Musicians

- Andrea "Bedo" Bedin / vocals
- Gianni Guerra / guitar
- Simon Rosani / bass
- Walter Pod / drums
- Lorenzo Castellerin / keyboards

Releases information

Underground Symphony USCD 044

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MADSWORD The Global Village ratings distribution

(12 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(8%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(50%)
Good, but non-essential (33%)
Collectors/fans only (8%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

MADSWORD The Global Village reviews

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Review by b_olariu
4 stars Great stuff, well played and full of outstanding pieces. On every piece is emotional intensity combined with great skills = catchy tunes and a 4 star album for me. The best tracks are Time in the ice and Living hexadecimal. Similar bands Empty Tremor, Lemur Voice, Dream Theater. 4 star without hesitation.
Review by UMUR
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3 stars "The Global Village" is the 2nd full-length studio album by Italian progressive metal act Madsword. The album was released in 2000 by Underground Symphony.

The music on the album is progressive metal with a good balance between guitars and keyboards. Oh well...the guitars have the main focus but the keyboards are grand and omnipresent. Lead vocalist Andrea "Bedo" Bedin has a strong voice that suits the music well. He can sing high pitched notes but he varies his singing in a good way during the album. His vocals are pretty strongly accented but itīs not someting that ruins the listening experience. The tracks are structurally complex but still accessible. They might be lacking a bit on the memorability and originality barometer, but all in all these are well written and very well played progressive metal tracks.

The production is professional but has an odd sound to it. Itīs a bit hard to explain, but itīs a slight issue IMO.

Despite a few issues "The Global Village" comes off as a quality progressive metal album. Itīs not particularly original and I would definitely not call Madsword leaders but rather followers. Still I think a 3 - 3.5 star rating is warranted.

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4 stars Essential progressive metal album - 4.5 stars. The intricate melodies flow between every track, and there is an emotional intensity that I have yet to hear matched by any progressive bands. Madsword's songs are filled with delicate, transcendental and soulful melodies that set a hypnotic ambi ... (read more)

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