Viathyn - The Peregrine Way



8.4 | 37 votes |
Release date: 7 August 2010
Style: Progressive power metal

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02. Heathen Arise
03. Sirenum Scopuli
04. Through The Orchard
05. The Oracle's Prophecy
06. Blackened Woods
07. The Twilight Haven
08. Frail Titan
09. Canvas
10. Antique Man

Staff review by
Doc Godin
Rating:
8.0
Settle down children - yes, this is power metal, and yes, it leans more toward the Euro style power metal a la Sonata Arctica or Stratovarius, but the music manages to still have some balls attached to it. Yes, their are bands aside from Blind Guardian that can still achieve this it seems.

To give you a little context of what the fuck it is we're talking about here, think about your typical euro power metal. Think of those fluffy, warm epic guitar leads, the type of music your girlfriend considers too effeminate. Now, think of decent power metal, the type that makes you wish your mom let you play with your Lord Of The Rings replica sword outside. Now think of the halfway point between those two - and you're there! Those welcoming epic leads laid over top of some heavy chugging delivered in a progressive manner. The uber-Celtic riffs are catchy enough for the melodic crowd, while the high speed double-bass drenched segments will appeal to those who miss the metal in power metal. The Peregrine Way definitely comes across as something that would be of interest to the Blind Guardian demographic (a little more scaled down without the 10, 000 layers of tracking, mind you.)

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published 07.09.2010 | Comments (5)

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28.08.2010 - 22:13
Rating: 10
LeoBozzano
Very good release, i recomend.
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"The evil that man do lives on."
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31.08.2010 - 16:56
Rating: 9
R'Vannith
ghedengi
One of the best power metal albums I've ever heard, brilliant stuff. Albums of this quality are quite rare in the genre these days, highly recommended.
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06.09.2010 - 05:35
Rating: 10
LeoBozzano
Written by R'Vannith on 31.08.2010 at 16:56

One of the best power metal albums I've ever heard, brilliant stuff. Albums of this quality are quite rare in the genre these days, highly recommended.


So it is. So many albums today doesn't have the feeling that we see in this work. It's very impressive. I have listening it many times and sound like the first time!
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10.09.2010 - 21:41
Rating: 6
Valaskjalf
TheImperturbable
It has potential but shit man, can someone kick the vocalist in the balls and tell him to wake up? He gets completely lost between all the other instruments. Music is about 7.5/10 vocals about 5/10....overall 6/10
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IF THE MILK IS SOUR...I AINT THE KINDA PUSSY TO DRINK IT
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15.09.2010 - 23:50
Prisoner
Account deleted
Brilliant music but poor, really poor, pure shit on vocals! I give music 9/10 but vocals get something like 1.5/10
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13.12.2010 - 09:29
Levante
Killer album musically , but the vocals is kind of awkward , the band should consider replacing him definitely
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20.12.2010 - 00:22
blackbeard
Registered on this website to rate this album. Saw these guys randomly when they played Noctis in Calgary, and I picked up an album.

Really creative songwriting... super epic stuff!
Awesome guitar and drumming.

Vocals and production could use a little work next time around, but these are minor complaints. Looking forward to the next album! 9/10
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13.01.2011 - 19:18
Rating: 7
Susan
Smeghead
I see this discussion about the vocalist: I don't think he's bad, he just doesn't bring much energy to it. If the vocals had some punch behind them then this album could have been SO much more. I enjoy it a lot, it's quite good, but it just drags a bit too often to be really something special.
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"A life all mine
Is what I choose
At the end of my days"
--The Gathering "A Life All Mine" from Souvenirs
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13.01.2011 - 19:26
Rating: 7
Susan
Smeghead
Oh my god listening again. Just a coincidence I'm sure but....

...will someone please listen to Eluveitie's "Inis Mona" then listen to Viathyn's "The Oracle's Prophecy" and post their thoughts?
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"A life all mine
Is what I choose
At the end of my days"
--The Gathering "A Life All Mine" from Souvenirs
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04.11.2011 - 21:59
Abel
Why is this band still unsigned i wonder
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04.09.2012 - 22:03
Rating: 8
Toan
What a scrumtrulescent band.
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