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From The Beginning To The End
Karthago Records (Ravage, Noisehunter) is hard at work again, this time delivering the Swiss band Pertness and their second release called "From The Beginning To The End". This is dynamic and fast paced power metal, very much in line with the quick chops of Running Wild and the epic songwriting of Blind Guardian. Most tracks weigh in well over 4 and 5 mins, enhancing the structure of the songs. Fans of Grave Digger, Lonewolf and some of the Italian metal acts will really love this. Production was done at RN Studios in the band's country, giving this one great values.
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