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Band
Angel Dust
Title
Enlighten the Darkness
Type
LP/EP
Company
Century Media
YOR
2000
Style
Power
12/20/2004 - Review by: Eric Compton
Progressive power metal that hasnít differed much in sound and delivery
The lifeline continues for these German veterans. The band are enjoying this career comeback, originally beginning in 1998 after a long hiatus. Since then weíve had three albums of progressive power metal that hasnít differed much in sound and delivery. The symphonic moments are nearly constant throughout the eleven tracks offered here. The riffs are arranged as both technical and progressive, possibly more so on this record than years past. I still canít shake these kinds of bands, the progressive power metal theatrics like Kamelot, Lionís Share and Dream Theater. I dunno, maybe as I get older I just need more streamlined work?
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Enlighten the Darkness
2000
Century Media
Eric Compton12/20/2004
3.5

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