Grave Digger - Excalibur


8.6 | 208 votes |
Release date: 6 September 1999
Style: Heavy metal

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01. The Secrets Of Merlin
02. Pendragon
03. Excalibur
04. The Round Table
05. Morgane Le Fay
06. The Spell
07. Tristan's Fate
08. Lancelot
09. Mordred's Songs
10. The Final War
11. Emerald Eyes
12. Avalon
13. Parcival [track, limited edition bonus]

Line-up
Chris Boltendahl - vocals
Hans Peter Katzenburg - keyboards
Uwe Lulis - guitars
Stefan Arnold - drums
Jens Becker - bass

Guest musicians
Hansi Kürsch - backing vocals
Thomas "Hacky" Hackmann - backing vocals
Piet Sielck - backing vocals
Eric "Fish" Hecht - bagpipes, barockoboe, schalmei, whistles
Michael "Bodenski" Boden - drehleier

Additional info
Produced by Chris Boltendahl & Uwe Lulis.
Recorded, mixed and engineered by Suno Fabritch and Uwe Lulis.
Different vocal recordings by Vince Sorg.
Recorded and mixed at Principal Studios - Senden/Münster during. May/June '99.
Pre-production recorded and supervised by Uwe Lulis.
Mastered by Roger Lian at MasterDisk/New York City.

Staff review by
Pierre Tombale
Rating:
9.5
Excalibur, last album of the middle ages trilogy, tells the story and legends among 'King Arthur and The Knights Of The Round Table'. Those myths are formed again under raw lyrics and powerful driving sound that Grave Digger are famous for as well as majestic keyboard parts that sound like medieval music of celtic and british origin from the time the legends take place.

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22.10.2011 - 23:29
Rating: 8
musicalkaratekid
Probably my favourite album by them-the intro is magical and avalon is a powerful closer. The other songs fortunately follow with the same quality. Awesome album\m/
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21.07.2013 - 14:42
Rating: 9
NocturnalStalker
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For me this is one of the best Grave Digger records (along with "Tunes of War") and the essential part of the classics of heavy metal.
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"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
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01.08.2016 - 19:03
Rating: 9
TrueMetalJope
Great album with maybe a couple of weak tracks. "Morgane Le Fay" and "Avalon" are definite GD classic songs
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The guitar is my sword, I'll fight 'til I die /../
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