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Excalion

2005-10-21
Titel / Title Primal Exhale 
Label Sound Riot Records 
Web www.excalion.com
 
Gesamtspielzeit
Total run time
50:43 
Vö/Releasebereits veröffentlicht 

Well, these guys from Konnevesi haven't exactly reinvented Finnish powermetal. You are too often reminded of Stratovarius etc. In spite of that (or maybe because of that) "Primal Exhale" is a very good album. Of course there's not really anything we haven't heard before, the Timo Kotipelto-like voice, the Sonata Arctica-type keyboards, they all sound quite familiar, but it's still an achievement to reach such a level. Besides that, some of the songs on this album definitely have hit-potential, like for instance the second track (very catchy), „A moment in the spotlight“. Well, there are also a few less interesting songs, like the ballad „Heart & Home“, still the production is very good and all in all it's very hard to believe that this is only their debut album. But it really is Excalion's first album and a damn good one at that. Listening tips: „My Legacy“, „A Moment In The Spotlight“.


Jasmina Schreck


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