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Band
Bloodbound
Title
Unholy Cross
Type
LP/EP
Company
AFM
YOR
2011
Style
Power
4/1/2011 5:03:01 PM - Review by: Eric Compton
Fourth album from this Swedish power metal act and third different vocalist, the group obviously vying for the revolving door theology of Iced Earth and Overkill. Nevertheless this is a really solid effort that should please fans of Dream Evil and Metalium while offering up something a little different this go around. I can hear a bit of Sabaton and Turisas in the big orchestra anthems and at times it just screams metal through lyrics and imagery. Sadly by album's end I had written down a half dozen riffs and vocal melodies that were lifted from other bands and songs. Hell, after Helloween who's counting anyway?
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  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    3.5 :AVE RATING

ALL REVIEWS FOR: BLOODBOUND
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DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
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2012
AFM
Eric Compton2/18/2013
3
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2006
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Eric Compton9/19/2006
-
Stormborn
2014
AFM
Greg Watson3/20/2015
5
Unholy Cross
2011
AFM
Eric Compton4/1/2011
3.5

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