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Damnation Angels - The Valiant Fire

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by Fire breath, Feb 8, 2015.

  1. Fire breath

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    I see some talk and anticipation but no actual thread for the new album so here it is and a new song put up by the label. It seems like they really pushed the boat out and got a real orchestra for the classical arrangements but the melody of the song isn't really very immediate as yet. PelleK sounds a bit restrained too. Maybe they told him to tone down some of the caterwauling he does on his solo stuff.

     
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  2. Azrael LenGraden

    Azrael LenGraden Lake Of Fire

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    Not bad... would like to hear more...
     
  3. Mardoch

    Mardoch Defender of the Universe

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    Doesn't go off with a bang like Pride did.
     
  4. Harvester

    Harvester The Promoter

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    The new disc is the most bombastic thing I have heard in forever. The orchestration is on par with Tuomas & Nightwish. I will agree that track doesn't hit you in the face like the "single" from the first disc. I blame Massacre for choosing that song as its not even close to being the best on the disc. Specifically, there are two 9+ minute tracks that are amazing.
     
  5. AngraRULES

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    Dare I say that this may be the album to place Damnation Angels with the other more relevant, bigger-league bands in the genre.

    Blown away by it.
     
  6. Mardoch

    Mardoch Defender of the Universe

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    Ah! Well then that's fantastic news.
     
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    Very much looking forward to this. I still play Bringer of Light on a regular basis.
     
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    Mardoch Defender of the Universe

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    17 GBP!? Uh...I can wait.
     
  10. Palabra de Dios

    Palabra de Dios Heavy Metal Weatherman

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    I thought they seemed a little young/nervous when they hit the stage. I hope with continued experience they get stronger in that department, because the recorded material is fucking awesome. Bringer of Light was fantastic and I still go back to it as well.
     
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    The vocals were too histrionic and pitchy on the first disc...ruined it for me unfortunately. Picky, I know. But this...a WORLD of difference. Day and night really. Looking forward to it.
     
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    Palabra de Dios Heavy Metal Weatherman

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    Histrionic? Have you ever listened to power metal before? :lol:
     
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    MeTuLHeD A Member To Remember

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    Nope. Never have.
     
  15. Mardoch

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    I get what you're on about, but over the top is kind of PelleK's thing. That being said, he does seem to be more tempered, controlled...dare I say, mature, on these new tunes. It's for the better I will agree with you, but I like the overthetopness of the first disc as well.
     
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    Finally received my copy this week (ordered from Germany). This is what symphonic metal should sound like. Going to be tough to top this CD in 2015. Absolutely fantastic.
     
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    I liked it more than I expected I would. I need to give the whole record a spin or two.
     
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    Great album. Top 10 for me (this year) for sure.
     
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    Me too. Great album. Along with the new Angra and Eclipse. Great year so far for new releases.
     
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    Random Axe Common Sense Man!

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    Hed, I completely agree with your assessment. Pellek was trying to do too much with the vocals on the last one and failed a basic songwriting and melodies. He has the talent, just apparently not restraint. However, this new tune sounds like a different band. its obvious they approached the song structures from a better angle this time. This was closer to the new Dynazty, which is a great thing. I'll be gabbing this one upon release.
     

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