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Band
Crystal Ball
Title
Dawnbreaker
Type
LP/EP
Company
Massacre
YOR
2013
Style
Traditional
2/9/2014 6:28:45 PM - Review by: Eric Compton
The Swiss vets finally release their follow-up to the 2007 album "Secrets". The six year hiatus results in a new vocalist and bassist. The changes are a positive step with this band firmly entrenched in power stroked traditional metal. I can hear hints of TNT and Edguy this time around. The album was produced at Roxx in Germany for plenty of high end polish.
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  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    3.5 :AVE RATING

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REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
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2018
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Eric Compton5/23/2018
3.5
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2013
Massacre
Eric Compton2/9/2014
3.5
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2016
Massacre
Eric Compton9/23/2016
3.5
Timewalker
2005
Nuclear Blast
Eric Compton1/3/2006
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