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THE SEVENTH SIGN

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3.16 | 15 ratings | 6 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2003

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Seventh Sign (8:45)
2. Riot (6:10)
3. Pray For Rain (5:48)
4. Nightmare (7:58)
5. Tomorrow (9:38)
6. The Man In The Mirror (4:42)
7. Killing Fields (6:57)
8. Into The Fire (6:58)

Total Time: 57:23

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Line-up / Musicians

- Torben Enevoldsen / all guitars, keyboards, bass
- Andy Engberg / vocals
- Andreas Lill / drums

Special Guests:
- Derek Sherinian / keyboard solos on 'The Seventh Sign' and 'Nightmare'
- Gunter Werno / keyboard solo on 'Tomorrow'

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CD Lion Music #lmc072

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3.16
(15 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
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Review by UMUR
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3 stars "The Seventh Sign" is the debut fulllength studio album by multi-national metal act Section A. The album was released in 2003 by Lion Music. The main man behind the project is Danish guitarist/ bassist/ Keyboardist Torben Enevoldsen. Torben Enevoldsen has released instrumental solo albums before creating Section A. He has hired a couple of Swedish guns for the project in Andy Engberg (Ex-Lionīs Share) on vocals and Andreas Lill on drums. Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Platypus, Planet X and solo) guests with a couple of keyboard solos on the title track and on the track "Nightmare". Derek Sherinian involvelment in the project was of course adverticed with a sticker on the jewel case back when I purchased the album. Itīs a bit of a shame really as Sherinianīs contributions arenīt essentially what Section A are about. I guess it had good commercial value though.

The music is melodic and slightly progressive metal with an emphasis on melody and with lots of guitar solos from main composer Torben Enevoldsen. Expect traditional heavy metal/ power metal first and progressive elements second. The album is pretty consistent in quality. Torben Enevoldsen is a really skilled guitarist and composer too. He plays some really fast notes but leaves room for melody as well. His style reminds me a bit of the sound of Steve Vai (without ever reaching the masters touch of course). All tracks are powerful metal tunes featuring some pretty extravagant guitar solos and songs like the title track and "Riot" are some of the highlights.

The musicianship is really good. Andy Engberg is skilled vocalist and the drumming by Andreas Lill is tight but nothing out of the ordinary. Torben Enevoldsenīs guitar playing is IMO the main attraction on "The Seventh Sign" though.

The production is solid and professional sounding.

"The Seventh Sign" is in many ways an enjoyable album, but itīs safe to say Section A donīt invent the wheel. I could have wished for a bit less predictable compositions, more compositional depth and more will to experiment to avoid clichés. Section A are best when they are most progressive. A 3 star rating is warranted.

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Review by b_olariu
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3 stars 3.5 realy

Section A is a progressive metal band from Denmark formed around multi instrumentalist Torben Enevoldsen. He gathered here on first album, aswell on second a bunch of great musicians , well known in this field. Released at Lion Music in 2003 the first album named The seventh sign is a typical album for this scene. Nothing over the top or excellent , but good with pleasent moments. The musicians involved here are as I said well known in prog metal like, Derek Sherinian and Gunter Werno on key from Vanden Plas and Kamelot, Andreas Lill on drums aswell from Vanden Plas, Andy Engberg behind the microphone from Book of Reflections and Lion's Share and of course the main man of the band Torben Enevoldsen. The music is good, without shineing, only in places, the excellent keys of Sherinian and Werno and the brilliant voice of Egberg make this album worth investigated. While the pieces are well developed, elaborated in manner of composing, with nice moments, Section A doesn't offer something truly solid in this field. For many this is usual prog metal album, with little acomplished moments, in a way I'm agree, they bring nothing new in this genre, but at least they sound good. The plus goes to the voice of Egberg, excellent vocalist, realy fits perfect here, and the keys, the rest are good, the guitar is ok , nothing realy impressive but good all the way. So, to me this first attempt to make some noise in prog metal succeded for Section A, memorable tracks are , the title track, with furious keys provided by Sherinian and great guitar chops, Pray For Rain and Tomorrow, the rest are ok. Definetly a good release in my book, who desearve 3 stars more like, 3.5. Worth some spinings if you are intrested in this genre but don't expect something realy impressive.

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4 stars Section A's 'Seventh Sign' is a complex mix of hard rock fused with an aggressive blend of progressive arrangements that will your senses in a state of euphoric splendor. I was very impressed with Torben Enevoldsen's music genius. Especially his guitar playing. Very dynamic and energetic that at ... (read more)

Report this review (#278203) | Posted by Djjohn8 | Friday, April 16, 2010 | Review Permanlink

2 stars The Seventh Sign from Section A is fairly vanilla prog metal with a good dose of hair metal vocals. When the first vocals that come out are a primal scream that would go well on a Dokken album, many may cringe a bit. Andy Enberg has a decent voice but he was born many years too late to take full ... (read more)

Report this review (#192486) | Posted by johnobvious | Tuesday, December 09, 2008 | Review Permanlink

4 stars When I bought this CD I had several months without acquiring any new prog disc on my collection, so I decided for a band to make this purchase worthwhile and so it was. I entered to a downtown music store where the salesman was a friend of mine and he knew exactly the kind of music I love. So, ... (read more)

Report this review (#47013) | Posted by razifa | Sunday, September 18, 2005 | Review Permanlink

3 stars I had not great expectations to this album, since I paid only US$ 3.50 in a Brazilian web shop for a brand new CD!!! Fortunately, I discovered a good prog metal. Most songs are well performed and there are spaces for the musicians display some solos. My favorites are the title track, "The nigh ... (read more)

Report this review (#35889) | Posted by Asiostygius | Thursday, June 09, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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