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3.36 | 11 ratings | 2 reviews | 9% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1997

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Lonelies (5:55)
2. Souls Of Fire (4:39)
3. Hollow (5:18)
4. Sunlight (4:42)
5. Wasted Time (4:27)
6. Glass On Skin (5:09)
7. Suppression Of A Difference (1:05)
8. Whipping The Flies (3:31)
9. When I'm Old (5:28)
Bonus tracks:
10. Awaiting Judgement Day (4:04)
11. Prisoner To Fear (4:25)

Total Time: 48:43

Line-up / Musicians

- Andy B. Franck / vocals
- Achim Welsch / guitars
- Giovanni Soulas / bass
- Lars Hörnig / drums
- Markus Britsch / keyboards

Releases information

CD Intercord record Service IRS CD 992.032/WMMS 150)

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IVANHOE Polarized ratings distribution

(11 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(9%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(36%)
Good, but non-essential (45%)
Collectors/fans only (9%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by b_olariu
3 stars Third album issued in 1997 named Polarized is another worthy prog metal album of this discret band from Germany. While has is moments I thing is little less intresting then predecesor, who I considered their best effort from first era with Andy B. Franck. Typical teutonic prog metal with nice arrangements, all passages are well executed , everything is where it belongs, the only thing is that the melodic lines overall are not fantstic, only ok. Very good are the guitar parts, Achim Welsch really knowing to handle the instrumen, some examples are in Souls Of Fire, Wasted Time or When I'm Old . Also the voice of Andy is excellent for this type of music, sadly this is the last album with him on vocals, he will join another german band named Brainstorm where he done again a great job. All in all decent towards great in places pieces, but not really very inspired from start to finish. 3 stars, rounded to 3.5 here and there.

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4 stars This album is a great moment for IVANHOE,in my opinion their best effort,especially because of one fantastic vocalist called ANDY B FRANCK!He is absolutelly brilliant,unfortunatelly this is his last album with IVANHOE,after album he formed SYMPHORCE in a more metallic veine and gives also his ... (read more)

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