Category Archives: symphonic metal

Almanac – “Kingslayer”

 Just over a year after their debut album “Tsar”, Almanac is back with their second outing, “Kingslayer.” Almanac is the project of guitarist Victor Smolski, formerly of Rage. The band have not one but THREE vocalists. That is part of … Continue reading

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Ex Deo – “The Immortal Wars”

So the question you probably have is just how “prog” are Ex Deo? Conceptually, it does not get much more prog than anything that this band has done. Their third album “The Immortal Wars” is based on the legendary Carthaginian … Continue reading

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Epica – “The Holographic Principle”

When it comes to Epica and their music, people seem to either love them or they can’t stand them – I actually don’t fall into any of these categories. Trying to understand the hype about the Dutch symphonic metal band … Continue reading

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An Endless Sporadic – “Magic Machine”

As much as I have always been a music guy first and foremost, I have also been a gamer. It is in my blood as much as anything else. I can distinctly remember sitting at my Xbox in 2005, and … Continue reading

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Equilibrium – “Armageddon”

How can something so heavy and potentially evil be so damn nice?? Somehow, Equilibrium find a way to make Pagan Death Metal to be both incredibly epic and even fun. In some ways, their approach reminds me of Finntroll. Some … Continue reading

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Delain – “Moonbathers”

I’ve lost count on how often I listened to Delain and couldn’t really find anything special about them, despite their music being consistently well-made. I’ve even seen them live and once again, their performance felt rather mediocre. But Delain managed … Continue reading

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