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Artension

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3.07 | 13 ratings | 2 reviews | 8% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2003

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. New discovery (6:16)
2. Remember my name (4:32)
3. Innocence lost (4:31)
4. The last survivor (5:09)
5. Hearts are broken (3:51)
6. Symphonic expedition (instrumental) (3:57)
7. Endless days (7:07)
8. Call of the wild (5:01)
9. Story teller (5:01)
10. Endless days (radio edit) (4:41)

Total Time: 50:33

Line-up / Musicians

- John West / vocals
- Vitalij Kuprij / keyboards
- Kevin Chown / bass
- Mike Terrana / drums
- Roger Staffelbach / guitar

Releases information

CD Frontiers Records/Bertus FR CD 141

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ARTENSION New Discovery ratings distribution


3.07
(13 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(8%)
8%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(23%)
23%
Good, but non-essential (54%)
54%
Collectors/fans only (15%)
15%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

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Review by snobb
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3 stars One of the latest album of melodic classic progressive metal band, based in Switzerland. You will hardly find unusual sounds or experimental structures here. But generally music is at the standard of its genre.

The band is founded by russian keyboardist Vitalij Kuprij, and he is the main engine of the project. Sound is strongly keyboards based, very melodic, vocals is competent, but too pathetic and bombastic for my taste. Guitars and drums sound OK as well. Main accent is done on melodies, and sound is too much polished and too soft. In fact, this album remind me another similar project, established by another russian keyboardist Andre Andersen in Denmark - Royal Hunt. Similar melody vs. Metal energy scheme, similar pop-oriented sound.

In fact, you can imagine this Artension album's music as Royal Hunt with Europe vocals (a-la "Final Countdown" song). Possibly , it doesn't sound too attractive, but I believe some soft prog-metal fans will listen this album with some interest. And keyboardist work is really classy there!

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3 stars Okey I've been listening a lot of bands with great keyboard players, but Vitalij Kuprij actually gave the word "Fusion" a solid meaning. I've lost my interest in progressive hard metal a while ago(not including Dream Theater or POS...huge fan), sucg as time requiem (Richard Andersson). Im more ... (read more)

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