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Athlantis is an Italian power metal band feat. vocalist Jack Spider and guitar master Pier Gonella. M.W.N.D. which is an acronym for metal will never die is a solid, power packed metal release. Spider's vocal range is quite impressive and is full of emotion and energy throughout the album. Gonella's fretwork would make Malmsteen and Satriani proud, effortlessly alternating between furious speed and soft melodies. The album is solid all the way through, with the exception of the song "Dry Gin", which is about a dude's love for the liquor. Fans of Helloween, Gamma Ray and Primal Fear will love this band.
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ALL REVIEWS FOR: ATHLANTIS
RATING M.W.N.D. 2012 Ice Warrior Greg Watson 8/2/2012 4
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