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Black Symphony


Progressive Metal

2.89 | 10 ratings

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3 stars Black Symphony is prog/power metal band from USA. They have some years behind in this field, but they are almost unknown to everybody intrested in this kind of music. The music they play is more towards power metal but with a good doze of prog elements. Tears of blood id their second album from 2001 and is step forward over the first, bith musicaly and lyricaly. While the first album gone unnoticed by listners , the second album was an improvement even in sales category. Not a well known band Black Symphony manage to create not necessary something special, but most of the time pleasent with nice harmonies and well balanced pieces. The first thing that struk me when i've listned first time the album and this band specially is the voice of Ric Plamondon, great voice, very powerfull, fits excellent to this kind of music. He can cover a wide area of vocal parts, from mellow to rough moments, every time he did an excellent job. Non the les the rest of the musicians are good , specially the bass player Rev Jones, who has some intristing chops and well done harmonies. The main man of the band the guitarist Rick Plester has a very intristing aproach to the guitar, from smooth to more rougher sound typical to power metal riffs, he manage to creat something solid and worth investigate if you are fan of this music. Pieces are well balanced, without to many in front and the rest just for filling, Black Symphony relased an album that both is instrising and usual in same time. The music is not special, but is well written and has shining moments like It Remains a Mystery, Death and Forgive Me , the rest are ok, not bad at all but not something special either. If you want to discover some underrated bands from this zone, try this americans, you will not be deseppointed, good music but non essential, at least for me. Some spins worth. 3 stars for Tears of blood, good album but nothing more.
b_olariu | 3/5 |


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