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3.94 | 483 ratings

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One very strong album of this new millenium. This release is a very heavy and symphonic one (I would call it symphonic metal) with a singer that has a great approach to his singing style.

"Chosen" is a very strong dark opener full of symphonic keyboard arrangements and dramatic vocals. "Waiting for the Flood" is a more laid back track with a good usage of mellotrons. "The Butterfly Man" is easily the strongest song of the album, with the best vocals from Sowden, great progressive moments, and those two descending guitar solos! This song is very dark and terrifying. "Ghost In The Firewall" is another sinister, bone- chilling melodic song. "Climbing the Net" is more hopeful, and there is no darkness to be found. It is the poppiest song on the record, but it is not bad. "Moviedrome" is the epic of the album with its great overture, and interesting jams in the second half. And "Friday's Dream" is a nice ballad that start with an acoustic guitar and the band start joining in to end the album.

Highlights : The Butterfly Man, Chosen

Let-downs : Climbing the Net

My Grade : C+

Zitro | 3/5 |


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