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Release date: 29 November 2011
Style: Symphonic power metal


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01. One More Day
02. Another Man Down
03. An Empty Shell
04. Hard Rain's Coming
05. Half Past Loneliness
06. Show Me How to Live
07. Angel's Gone

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DC Cooper - vocals
André Andersen - keyboards, guitar
Allan Sørensen - drums
Andreas Passmark - bass
Jonas Larsen - guitars

Session musicians
Maria McTurk - backing vocals
Kenny Lubcke - backing vocals
Alexandra Popova - backing vocals
Michelle Raitzin - additional vocals

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Doing progressive power successfully has got to be one of the greatest feats in melodic metal. Either one of the genres is not being nearly represented enough in the mix, so the title is misleading, or they're merged in such a way that both the uplifting harmonies of power metal and alien qualities of prog metal get left out of the equation, leaving us with a boring, sterile product. Royal Hunt is one of the many bands that failed doing this the right way.

published 03.01.2012 | Comments (26)

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Mountain King - 26.09.2011 at 15:14  
  Interesting, finally something new from DC Cooper...
Yugosaki - 26.09.2011 at 19:40  
Rating: 6 I'm sad becouse mark boals isn't on this one....
Hughes - 17.10.2011 at 18:28  
Rating: 7 DC Cooper is great too For me the best Royal Hunt albums are with him , not that the rest are bad just saying
Wes - 29.11.2011 at 01:41  
Rating: 6 Love DC cooper and this band.
FienD - 29.11.2011 at 21:19  
  Additional vocal sounds good and the whole album sounds good too. Good job Royal Hunt as ever
Wes - 29.11.2011 at 23:21  
Rating: 6 Difficult album to judge. Love the old castlevania style and Cooper. Need time to enjoy it : )

Best song as the reviews also say, is obviously "Half Past Loneliness".
Kallis Helmi - 30.11.2011 at 01:37  
Rating: 9 The good old melodies and sound! DC Cooper is still a GOD! The best album since Paradox!
Deefer46 - 08.12.2011 at 10:23  
Rating: 8 Cracking album, well impressed - could be a tad longer though.
bender_e - 09.12.2011 at 15:23  
Rating: 7 I've listened to it already 2 times. Nothing "catches" me. Need to give it one more try.
Can't say it's a bad album -- it's good, but not spectacular...
RhaegarTargaryen - 17.12.2011 at 20:59  
Rating: 8 I wasn't quite thrilled with "X" so this is a nice change or better to say a return in the right direction. And return of the singer is a great thing, Boals just doesn't fit that good...

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