09:01 - Apothecary Everything in Enslaved's discog is pretty engaging and high quality if you ask me, they're remarkably consistent. Only one of their full lengths has below an 8 on here, and even then it's a 7.9. That says a lot
08:56 - Stereolab42 The lower-rated Enslaved albums are lower-rated for a reason. Blech. They have crazy-good highs and boring-ass, sleep-inducing lows.
07:27 - Apothecary I might prefer only AOE to Monumension, but I've been listening to the latter a lot over this past weekend, and I'm thinking that may change pretty soon
01. Out Of The Ruins 02. Thunder God 03. Tears Of Babylon 04. Merlin - Legend Of The Past 05. Resurrection Day 06. Under The Spell Of The Moon 07. Dark Obsession 08. The Darkness 09. Remember! 10. Ludwig II - Prologue 11. The Shadowking 12. Merlin - Requiem 13. Kingdom Of Madness 14. A Perfect Day
Freedom Call is that guy that has just had sex for the first time. Their whole outlook on life has changed, they bask in their freedom to do as they like and are able to take a step back and chill. Legend Of The Shadowking is like no Freedom Call album before it.
The band have thrown caution to the wind and given us something genuinely interesting that has clearly had a lot of thought put into it. Legend Of The Shadowking is Freedom Call feeling the freedom, and is the most diverse, colourful, and cheesy work the band has ever put out.
Better album then the last one was! Brilliant power metal from first song to last but those intros on this album: Why the hell those are in there Theyre so boring and they dont have anything special on them.
This album for me, finally placed Freedom Call in the premier league of power metal bands. "Eternity" was a great album, and I love it a lot. But apart from that one album, they've always promised far more then they've delivered. I honestly didnt think they had it in them to make another great album, and especially not to top it. But thats exactly what they've done with Legend Of The Shadowking! FC have always lived in the shadow of Dan Zimmermann's other band, Gamma Ray, but for once, GR have been overshadowed by FC. As their latest album is not as good as FC's latest. It sounds like what they should have followed up ''Eternity" with. The sound is similar, but it sounds bigger, more ambitious, and expands on that great sound to create a really awesome album. After so many years of being a 2nd rate power metal band, FC have finally arrived! Hopefully there is more great stuff to come from them. I love this album a lot, so far its my power metal album of the year!