- Oct 18, 2013
- Reaction score
- Roma, Italy
So, as half of the record is out, I think this is probably going to be worse than Beyond The Red Mirror,
I also want to point out that Charlie Bauerfriend as a producer is killing it, in the worse meaning
i m talking about the general direction and orchestration/style. It s much closer to Tales than their latest symphonic stuff
Soulforged from A Night At The Opera is about Raistlin Majere from the Dragonlance DnD setting
The trashy speed sound doesn't feel that "genuine" to me, that's all, and it severy lacks Thomen Stauch punchFirst time to listening to any of the new material, "Blood of the Elves" feels like Tales/Somewhere Far Beyond mixed with A night at the Opera. A step away from their symphonic stuff and back towards their trashy speed metal sound. Mix is a little weak but Nuclear Blast constantly screw up and upload inferior sounding videos. Secrets of the American Gods sounds much better when compared. Getting a Opera/A twist in the Myth vibe from it.
Both songs are good but not jumping to re-listen to them.
I'm not familiar with Dragonlance but I do love that song. I see on the wiki they have a song about The King Killer Chronicles. Looking forward to that one.
I saw them in 1995, Imaginations Tour, there were around 400 people in the club, yet they still used acoustic for Time What Is Time intro, no wah wah abuse, no click at the time and they were flawless and ultra tightYeah it's really bad haha. I can't stand it, I also need to fast forward through the leads. That setlist is pretty good though, but actually I listened to a song or two and then just put on Tokyo Tales instead. The energy there is on a different level. Maybe they should ditch the click live or something.