Daemonicus

April 14, 2009 | Format: MP3

$8.99
Also available in CD Format
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1:43
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4:21
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4:51
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7:18
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4:57
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6:07
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4:46
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5:55
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2:05
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16:39

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  • Original Release Date: April 13, 2009
  • Label: Aprights
  • Copyright: (C) 2008 Aprights
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  • ASIN: B00270AK6K
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #305,887 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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(that's a pun on the epic, btw)

So after having being familiar with the Goddess medley for about two years, I saw this album for less than a gazillion $$ on amazon.com and made the purchase. Before giving it a spin, I paged through the lyric book and saw two things on the back cover that caught my eye: guest vocals by Rob Rock (Impellitteri, ex-Axel Rudi Pell, Rob Rock) and mastered at Finnvox Studios. Right then and there, I knew I just had to be in for an above-average Japanese melodic/power metal band. A third thing caught my eye +inside+ the book: not a single English lyric until the last song, the 16:39 "Lord Knows" (and that's the song Rob Rock does guest vocals in).

Then I put Daemonicus on. At first glance, it is keyboard-driven melodic/power metal with slight progressive/neoclassical tendencies. Vitalij Kuprij and his Ring of Fire work come to mind. Keyboard solos such as in "Ashes" remind me exactly of his work. I hear a little Alex Staropoli (Rhapsody, Luca Turilli) as well (but not the big, bombastic swings). From the moment the up-tempo "Les Anges" (the first full-length song) begins playing with its keyboard solo (akin to Rhapsody of Fire's "From Chaos to Eternity"), you can tell that you are in for a listen that will not spotlight any one performance for an extended period of time. Harpsichords also make an appearance before this song's last chorus.

Songs are individual and awesome. "Venus ~croix eternelle~" is a ballad worthy of an X-Japan album. "crimson" has a more decidedly Finnish/melodic hard rock feel to it. I think of it as a toned-down Leverage with female vocals. Kate Cain drops her voice a little to make this slower/mid-tempo song work.
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