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Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

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The Mystical
4 stars Excellent.

I have spun this album many times over the past month. As well as being exciting and (with the exception of "Land of Snow and Sorrow") fast paced, the album is colourful and atmospheric. The band seems to have a little more direction than in the last album and their sound brings colour into the metal scene.

"When Time Fades Away" is a very nice instrumental introduction, though at times a little lengthy feeling. "Sons of Winter and Stars" is a truly magnificent piece of music. Musical, exciting and just brilliantly performed. Some of the greatest metal screams I have ever heard are in this track. "Land of Snow and Sorrow" I can't help but feel is inferior to the previous track, and it seems to drag. "Darkness and Frost" and "Time" are also incredible tracks, continuing the excitement of "Sons of Winter and Stars" with a more sorrowful feel.

What I feel lets this album down a little is the fact that it revolves too heavily around the synthesised orchestra. While I do like the sound of the orchestral parts and think they fit the band well, I think that they should have held them back a little and bought out the guitar parts a bit more. But as I have said before, the band have found a unique sound and they have many years to develop it.

"Time I" is a strong album and and excellent addition to a progressive music collection. I feel that this album will always be recognised as a classic.

4 stars.


The Mystical | 4/5 |


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