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Too Cheesy to be Terrifying,
This review is from: Halls of Eternity (Audio CD)
This CD started out strongly, with the frenzied music of "Cast into the Unfathomable Deeps" leading nicely into the pounding "Born in Flames." After that, everything just sort of goes down hill. "Battle of the Ancient Warriors," while a fairly good song, is riddled with bad grammar and structure, sounding as if a five-year old wrote it. That was a fairly common problem throughout the album. "Woeful Summoning" doesn't help matters much, with Kristin's vocals having a disappointingly cheesy sound. That really sums up Ancient's problem. They try to come off as mystical, terrifying creatures, but everything they do is so cheesy and cliched, they fail miserably. Their own bloated self image doesn't help matters any. They only end up looking like comical, B-movie villians. Don't get me wrong, their music does have its moments, but Ancient could stand to improve in many areas.