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CRYSTAL BALL - Liferider

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by labrekk, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. labrekk

    labrekk Member

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    New album coming on May 22 for the Swiss melodic metallers. 2013's Dawnbreaker was great stuff for me and in my top 20, so I'm really looking forward to the new album.

    1st video, Eye To Eye, featuring singer Noora Louhimo from Battle Beast


    Paradise


    This catchy song was on 2013's Dawnbreaker
     
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    MeTuLHeD A Member To Remember

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    Sounds nice. I know a lot of people think this stuff sounds dated. But the AOR-ish side of metal never gets old for me.
     
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    I'm totally with you. Give me good riffing, guitars that are heavy enough, good melodies, good vocals and I'm happy.
     
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    I've seen metal bands make far worse comebacks than Dawnbreaker. If you're into melodic speedy metal, these guys are a fun band to check out.
     
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    Cronopio Glorious Imperator

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    Cheesy and occasionally over the top. What's not to like?
     
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    I would not call them melodic speed metal, more "hard rock/metal" but they rule. They're better now than with the original singer.
     
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    Some melodic metal, some melodic hard rock, some cheese. It's all good.
     
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    Don't know how I missed these guys, but I'm digging their back catalog. Another great discovery thanks to the awesome PP forum!
     
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    Wow Noora sounds so amazing on that first song. I wish she was dueting on the whole album.
     
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    Be aware that the actual singer (Steven Mageney) came to the band only for 2013's Dawnbreaker. The earlier albums had Mark Sweeney on vox (now in Wolfpakk with Michael Voss). The first couple ones are quite mellow, the music became harder over the years (which is great for me).
     
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    Another video. More of a hard rock song, compared to the more metal first clip.

     
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    Forget that. I wish she was the lead singer, period. :D
     
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    Azrael LenGraden Lake Of Fire

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    Yes...they sound great together!
     
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    Ditto!
     
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    mëtålspëd Umlauts ist Krieg

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    Never heard her before this song, but she has a great voice. Helps to macho up Crystal Ball a bit haha
     
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    Love Noora, but also love Steven's vocals... Glad he sings lead.
     

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