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Release date: 3 May 2011
Style: Doom metal, Heavy metal


8.1 | 35 votes


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01. Abandoning The Gates Of Byzantium
02. A Curse On The World
03. Wolves Of Dusk
04. The Ladder
05. Durendal
06. 42-7-29
07. Boldly Stride The Doomed
08. Fading Silver Light
09. Pieces Of Your Smile
10. The Ruins Of Ouroboros

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Is it only me, or do we get very little quality heavy metal recently? Sometimes I want to listen to an album that doesn't attack me with blast beats, lead-heavy riffs, shredding solos, throat-ripping vocals. I don't want it too fast, or too slow. I don't want to be crushed underneath the weight of production. Sometimes I miss the times when Iron Maiden released their best albums, when neither speed nor slowness, nor heaviness were the yardsticks of quality. It was only music that counted.

published 20.07.2011 | Comments (9)

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TrueMetalOfSteel - 25.03.2016 at 14:58  
Rating: 9 Really good album, even though it seemed even a bit better on the 1st listen. When it comes to songs I think the longer the better rule applies to this album: "Durendal", "42-7-29" and "Pieces Of Your Smile" are to me the best that this album offers. The shorter songs aren't bad either, but they are missing some of that kind of mood/epicness that the longer songs have.
Marcel Hubregtse - 25.03.2016 at 15:01  
  Live even better than on albu this band. Brian Balich totally nails it live with his vocals.

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