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Review: Millennium - A New World
Millennium
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A New World

Label: Pure Steel Records
Year released: 2019
Duration: 49:43
Tracks: 10
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 3/5

Review online: February 8, 2020
Reviewed by: MetalMike
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As a tail-end NWOBHM band (their debut full-length was released in 1984 when the movement was petering out), I had never heard of Millennium until their third album, A New World, was released by Pure Steel Records in 2019. The promo materials talk about the band keeping "some of our NWOBHM roots" but I don't hear much of that. The songs on A New World are big and bold with driving riffs and fat bottom end, a product of modern recording techniques, no doubt, and quite different from how bands sounded in the early '80s. The music is energetic, but the songwriting is generic, especially the vocals, which sit in almost the same key every song. The choruses are memorable only for their repetitiveness and the songs blend into a hazy mishmash. A New World is the definition of innocuous. If you collected Millennium's stuff in the '80s or are a NWOBHM completist, perhaps this has some appeal, otherwise I can't hear much else on A New World that makes it worth owning.

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