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BALANCE OF POWER

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BALANCE OF POWER was formed in 1995 by keyboardist Ivan Gunn. Ivan had put the band together with other well known London based rock musicians

The band began recording their first album "When the World Falls Down" in October 1996. It featured the lineup of Lionel Hicks on drums, Chris Dale on bass Ivan Gunn on keyboards, Bill Yates and Paul Curtis on guitar and Tony Ritchie on vocals.

The album was released on Pony Canyon in Japan and in Europe it was released on Point Records.

After the release of "When the World Falls Down", Paul Curtis left the band, citing the reason of being fed up with life in London. He retired from music completely. Lionel and Tony then decided to get childhood friend Pete Southern as Paul's replacement. During the song writing process for the follow up album, Pony Canyon pressured the band to find a more dynamic replacement vocalist.

The band eventually agreed to find a new vocalist Ivan knew a vocalist, Lance King, who told him of possible candidates and also offered his own position as vocalist. Ivan heard some demos of Lance King and decided he was the one.

With Lance now on board, the band would release their second album, "Book of Secrets". The album was highly successful in Europe and Japan and received very positive reviews even from legendary vocalist Bruce Dickinson himself.

For the next album Ivan Gunn decided he would no longer be a part of the band, since he no longer had the time and wanted to work in his record company.

While promoting their 3rd album, "Ten More Tales of Illusion", Chris Dale left the band, and Tony Ritchie came on board to replace him on bass.

Around this time, the band had also struck successful deals with labels to distribute albums in North America and Europe.

The band released their 4th album in 2001, "Perfect Balance". With this album, the band embarked on their first US tour, opening for big name prog metal bands such as Kamelot and Symphony. Around this time, the band parted ways with Lance King, due to disagreements.

John K of BIOMECHANICAL filled his position. During his time in the band, they released the album "Heathen Machine" in 2003, which was a big selling album.

After the UK tour supporting this album, John K decided to part ways to work full time with BIOMECHANICAL.

The band released their first compilation album, "Heathenology", in 2005 which is a CD/DVD triple pack, which includes a live footage of...
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2.50 | 2 ratings
When The World Falls Down
1996
3.00 | 4 ratings
Book Of Secrets
1998
3.00 | 3 ratings
Ten More Tales Of Grand Illusion
1999
3.00 | 1 ratings
Perfect Balance
2001
3.21 | 5 ratings
Heathen Machine
2003

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4.00 | 1 ratings
Heathenology
2005

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 Heathen Machine by BALANCE OF POWER album cover Studio Album, 2003
3.21 | 5 ratings

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Balance Of Power Progressive Metal

Review by cpuobsessed

3 stars Long time reader, first time reviewing. I can't believe that no one has submitting anything this album yet. Balance of Power has a definite Dream Theater/Queensryche sound to them but a more melodic metal appeal. Vocals can be annoying especially on "Just Before You Leave" where it sounds like the vocalist is reaching for a note and can't quite get it. The same annoying vocals can be heard on the next track "Wake Up Call". With the exception of the two tracks mentioned the rest of the album is a mix progmetal and progrock.

I first heard the track "I wish you were here" on progrockandmetal.net and really enjoyed it. I was a fairly typical progmetal song but it had appeal to me. It is a bit anthemic which is probably why I like it. After hearing "Chemical Imbalance" on progarchives playlist I had to go back and listen to the album again. I don't know how I could have missed that track. I gave the album another go around and find that not only is this a generally good album but also a good addition to any progmetal fan.

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 Ten More Tales Of Grand Illusion by BALANCE OF POWER album cover Studio Album, 1999
3.00 | 3 ratings

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Review by b_olariu
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3 stars Third album by this almost unnoticed band from progressive metal scene, named Ten more tales of grand illusin from 1999 is another good album commeing from a band that never had a spectacular career but with good albums offered. Same formula in compositions, fat sound, bombastic arrangements, catchy tunes like for ex:Prisoner Of Pride or the title track Ten More Tales Of Grand Illusion. good compositions, great atmosphere, same combination between melodic power metal and progressive metal whre the guitar duo and the voice of Lance King is the main attraction of the band so far. Again not a fabulous album, they never sounded to complex like a real progressive metal band but aswell not to AOR or melodic to become a boring band from that genre, always in the middle. So, another 3 stars for this album, a good one, nothing special but enjoyble and catchy as hell. In places remind me of Royal Hunt.

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 Book Of Secrets by BALANCE OF POWER album cover Studio Album, 1998
3.00 | 4 ratings

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Review by b_olariu
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3 stars 3.5 really

Balance of Power is one of the bands from UK that had some succes in late '90's early '00. Keeping in mind that the british progressive metal scene is almost inexistent, with few exceptions, Balance of Power manage to have a moderate succes in prog metal circles. Book of secrets from 1998 is their second effort, a combination between melodic power metal with some progressive metal leanings. The album sounds strong, with catchy riffs and good vocals made by Lance King (later in Pyramaze). What I like to this band is that they are not another melodic power metal band from hundreds , they have a quite great sound, very up tempo pieces whre the guitar duo make a great job. The keyboards are not so in front like on a pure progressive metal band, but keep the atmosphere at the highest level and nice arrangements. I like a lot the voice on this album of Lance King, is just perfect for this kind of music, not a spectacular voice for many, I just saw some reviews on other sites and they were complening a lot about Lance voice, strange, because I found him a real good singer for such music. So, a pleasent album whre melodic parts are very well interluded with more progressive ones, a nice album, nothing spectacular but enjoyble all the way. 3.-3.5 stars for this album,worth some spind if you like this kind of music. Similar in places with Royal Hunt for the fat sound and bombastic arrangements.

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