Excalion - Waterlines

8.1 | 46 votes |
Release date: 21 February 2007
Style: Power metal


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01. Wingman
02. Life On Fire
03. Losing Time
04. Ivory Tower
05. I Failed You
06. Arriving As The Dark
07. Streams Of Madness
08. Delta Sunrise
09. Between The lines
10. Soaking Ground
11. Yövartio [Finnish version] [European bonus]
12. Access Denied [Japanese bonus]

Additional info
Recorded and mixed in Watercastle studio by Arttu Sarvanne, May 2006
Produced by Excalion
Mastered in Digital Audio by Jon Blamire, June 2006
Cover-art by Jason Juta
Booklet design by Lufra
Band photos by Timo Sahlberg

All music by Jarmo Myllyvirta

Lyrics by Jarmo Myllyvirta (tracks 2,3,5,10,12)
Tero Vaaja (tracks 1,4,6,8,11)
Henri Pirkkalainen (track 7)
Myllyvirta/Vaaja (track 9)

Song arrangements by Excalion
Female vocals in tracks 1,3,8,10 by Taru Harjula

Yövartio is the Finnish version of the track "Arriving As The Dark".

Staff review by
"Waterlines" is the second album of the young Finnish combo Excalion. Their first release, "Primal Exhale", released on the label Sound Riot was a good but not original at all beginning. The album was not bad, it was well done but its lack of originality and inspiration were so high that it was simply average in the end. With "Waterlines", Excalion is improving; the band failed to do something original one more time but that's better for sure and it's not surprising if Limb Music chose to distribute them all around the world.

published 05.06.2007 | Comments (7)

Guest review by
A small Finnish melodic metal band Excalion released their second full-length album called Waterlines in 2007. Their debut Primal Exhale had lots of potential but many of the song structures were way too ambitious. Waterlines, however, brings on the band's very own style and sound better than ever before

Waterlines is a really fine album that improved everything that Primal Exhale lacked while keeping its good sides. The performance has taken huge steps forward and technically the album is successful. The new guitarist Vesa Nupponen proves his skills by delivering some nice solos and solid overall guitar work. Vocalist Jarmo Pääkkönen also succeeds by reaching some great high notes. Also all of the unclear pronunciation is gone. The whole band performs a lot better with this new lineup.

published 22.12.2009 | Comments (2)

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