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While I applaud Distant Past for their bizarre fusion of Metal, it doesn't fire on all cylinders. The wall of guitars, drums and bass are golden and flush with an old school Metal sound on tracks like 'Demolition' and 'The New Lordship'. But Angelo Schafers vocals, on this album, while good, would be a better fit for bands like Evanescence as an example. Bands that have a more modern touch and vibe. Not that Distant Past needs to jump into the 21st century. They just need to find a better balance between the 2 worlds of sound.
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RATING Alpha Draconis 2010 Independent Chris Kincaid 8/28/2010 2.5
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