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Evil Masquerade was formed 2003 in Copenhagen by Swedish guitarist Henrik Flyman. In the early years of the band their style was described as 'theatrical metal' due to the music's dramatic and progressive approach. A couple of years later they had settled on the sound we recognize today. In 2009 they won the JPF Music Awards (US) for Best Songwriting in the metal category. It's ... Read more in Amazon's Evil Masquerade Store

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  • Audio CD (July 24, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: September 11, 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Single
  • Label: Nightmare Records
  • ASIN: B000RNC8TG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #673,816 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Devil's Last Temptation 1:19
2. Third Act 5:23
3. Black Ravens Cry 4:50
4. Descended From The Grave 3:57
5. Far Away 3:56 Evil Masquerade
6. The Dark Minstrel Plays 4:49
7. I'll Make You Burn 5:32
8. Under The Suface Of Water 3:42
9. Orchestration For More Than One Horn 0:35
10. Bring On The World 5:09
11. The Final Goodbye 5:19 12.The Wind Will Rise 4:55 13.Bozo the Clown 4:37

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Brilliant Progressive hard Edged Rock, Third Act offers everything from slow, Black Sabbath reminding tracks to really fast, neo-classical, Malmsteen inspired tunes Brilliant Melodic and progressive, fresh yet familiar sounding metal. NIGHTMARE RECORDS is gearing up for the EVIL MASQUERADE fourth album coming in 2008 and in doing so are going to release their third album to NORTH AMERICA and begin to build the bands presence here. Though this album was released in Europe and Japan in 2006, this album is ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT and has gone relatively unnoticed in our Territory says Nightmare owner Lance King. Here are a few review snippits from the European media (ROCK REPORT -Henrik Flyman, known for his work with Moahni Moahna and Wuthering Heights, and company. The disc largely exceeds its predecessors! Recorded at Jailhouse Studios by Tommy Hansen and Flyman himself with Apollo Papathanasio on vocals. Keyboards were done by guest musicians Richard Andersson (Space Odyssey, Time Requiem) and David Rosenthal (Rainbow, Whitesnake, Steve Vai, Red Dawn). The bands progress on this album is remarkable. Papathanasio voice is much more impressive and versatile than Brockmann and the song material is of a very high and constant level.


One difference with the previous albums is the fact the band has a new vocalist. Former shouter Hendrik Brockmann choose for a solo career and it did not take long before the band found a new singer in Apollo Papathanasio. Band-leader Hendrik Flyman recently heard from his friend Richard Andersson from Time Requiem that his vocalist was not in the band anymore and maybe would be interested to continue his singing in Evil Masquerade. Not a bad choice in my opinion, this Apollo dude has a very wide vocal range and with much diversity he does a real good job in bringing a big deal of extra to the great compositions on this record. This is an album full of real musicianship; every instrumentalist knows exactly what to do make this an interesting album. They really know how to impress the listeners with their wise and intelligent instrumental mood-changes. The music is the kind of melodic progressive metal that could easily amaze the fans of this genre. And all this the band has put onto a disk with eleven classical strong songs and will never give you one dull moment. One big highlight is an awesome tune called 'I'll Make You Burn' reminding me lot of the better 'Black Sabbath' songs of the 'Headless Cross' period. Great riffs and great vocals, delicious guitar-solo and a fine driving rhythm. This album goes into the CD player of my car to give me good company as I am about to drive on the south of Germany to go to the Bang Your Head Festival. Well, the banging of my head can start as soon as I drive of and the new Evil Masquerade album will hit its first notes… --LORDS OF METAL / Rating 91/100

You find mid-tempo, up-tempo, melodic riffs and cool solos and catchy choruses, this is the recipe which works on Third Act so wonderfully. Nothing really remarkable has changed, and that's good. And again this is not exactly true... because there is a new man behind the microphone of Evil Masquerade... no other than the fantastic singer Apollo Papathanasio and he is doing a great job here on Third Act . But let s not forget Thor Jeppesen (Bass) and Dennis Buhl (Drums). Splendid rhythm-section. At last but certainly not least... I tip my hat to bandleader Henrik Flyman, who once again has written powerful songs that hits just where it hurts. I hope that he will provide us with Theatrical Metal for years to come. Recommended tracks: Third Act , "Black Ravens Cry , Descended from the Grave and The Final Goodbye . / Rating 90/100

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By RaY RaY Pine on October 20, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Henrik Flyman, of Wuthering Heights fame, formed Evil Masquerade in the summer of 2003. The band had released two relatively well received albums prior to Third Act but, with the addition of vocalist Apollo Papathansio (Time Requiem, Majestic), they now have their sights set on world wide acclaim.

The first real track of the CD, "Third Act," is a fast paced power metal track that combines the Dio influence of Papathansio with the speed of contemporary metal acts such as Labyrinth, Rhapsody and even a bit of old school Kamelot. This track leads into the Merciful Fate inspired "Black Ravens Cry." If you can't hear "The Bell Witch" in this song, you're not a MF fan! Homage aside, this is a mid-tempo rocker with Papathansio doing his best mid range Dio meets upper register Warrel Dane. Flyman let's the chops go on this one and unleashes a solo that duels with a keyboard solo that sounds like it could belong to an uncredited Richard Andersson (Andersson is credited with being on the song "Third Act," not "Black Raven's Cry").

The album continues much in this way. The album has a solid European power metal sound that continues with "Descended from the Grave," which then gives way to the burning rocker "Far Away," that not only displays Papathansio at his best but, showcases the bands best song writing yet! The riff that holds the song together will have any metal fan throwing their hand to the sky.

There aren't many surprises on the album (if you ignore the slightly off and not very good "Under the Surface of Water"). The musicianship is as tight as you'd expect from any power metal band though Buhl does a few more interesting things on the disc that a lot of standard power metal drummers might not do.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By F. Pacheco on October 28, 2007
Format: Audio CD
This is the kind of CD you need when the idea of "bored of music" is rounding your head, a few times in a life time you find this kind of gem, nice piece of music from begining to end, plus 2 previous tracks, I higly recommend all Evil Masquerade music, since the first time I heard them I rediscovered music once again :D take care
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Elisabeth Gatlin on November 28, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Evil Masquerade's third album features Apollo Papathanasio, current singer of Firewind, on vocals, and his contributions, along with Henrik Flyman's outstanding compositions and guitar work, make for a very fine melodic metal album. My favorite tracks are "Black Raven's Cry," "I'll Make You Burn," and "Bring on the World." Two bonus tracks from previous albums are also included. Recommended!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By F. Pacheco on September 8, 2006
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to everyone out there: BUY THIS CD!!!!! if you like very good music this is your band, they are great mucisians, perfect performance, perfect songwriting, perfect guitar, bass, drums, voice, this worth every penny, you can hear some track on their website do a little research and check them out.
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