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4.11 | 16 ratings | 4 reviews | 31% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2003

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Calamity Castle (5:46)
2. Battle Axe (4:43)
3. Visions In Green (5:55)
4. Godspeed (4:19)
5. Better Days Ahead (5:24)
6. Heavy Meddle (4:13)
7. Scrambledreggs (4:31)
8. N.S.D. (5:38)
9. Gnome Poem (2:00)

Total Time: 42:29

Line-up / Musicians

- Carl Roa / guitars
- Dave Miranda / drums
- Roy Altemus / bass guitar

Releases information

CD Big Shoe Music BSM-7021

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MAGIC ELF Heavy Meddle ratings distribution

(16 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(31%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(44%)
Good, but non-essential (12%)
Collectors/fans only (6%)
Poor. Only for completionists (6%)

MAGIC ELF Heavy Meddle reviews

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Review by b_olariu
4 stars Magic Elf - an excellent instrumental heavy prog/prog metal with a slightly jazz fusion elements thrown in here and there is from New York, USA with two albums in their pockets so far. The second album from 2003 named Heavy meddle is a real gem of an album, really some fantastic passages here, the cherry on the cake is for sure Carl Roa - the head of the band and the guitarist. I can say easy wow, what a great underated guitarist, he playing so easy on the instrument. Reminescent in many places with Dixie Dregs, Steve Morse, Rush and in same league with another obscure band from USA named Wyzards, same aproach , musicaly speaking. Very freash pieces where Carl Roa simply shines, there is some intense instrumental arrangements here (all albums is instrumental) that typical energic heavy prog with some fantastic musicianship. Also there are some complicated, twisted and technical stuff here but aswell combined with a more melodic orentation - the resul is really inspired and pleasent. All pieces are great, not a single weak moment here. Heavy meddle is regarded among fans as the best from the two released albums of the band and one of the major instrumetals albums of last decade. The quality of the music is high calibre and for that reason I can only recommend this one to all fans of instrumental prog to check it, belive me worth every second. A very nice art work too. 4 stars easy, top notch release.

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4 stars Magic Elf’s Heavy Meddle is one of the gems in my collection, although I do imagine that not everyone might find this album as interesting as I did, ah well… Magic Elf is a New York based instrumental trio performing pretty nifty jazz rock, a fusion of progressive rock, metal and ... (read more)

Report this review (#200209) | Posted by therek | Thursday, January 22, 2009 | Review Permanlink

4 stars I think this instrumental CD is a solid mix of style, melody, and musician prowess. Overall, the music is very reminiscent of Liquid Tension Experiment, sans keyboards and a bit shy of the overindulgence. The three membered band does an excellent job of keeping the music full and fresh. A v ... (read more)

Report this review (#81636) | Posted by StyLaZyn | Wednesday, June 21, 2006 | Review Permanlink

5 stars After reading a review about "Heavy Meddle" in a local heavymetal magazine, I was very curious. I first listened to some tunes on the website of MAGIC ELF, and although it were just some very short samples, I was totally blown away. Being a fan of the LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT (LTE), I just ha ... (read more)

Report this review (#40785) | Posted by Baukereg | Friday, July 29, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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