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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.

UMUR | 3/5 |


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