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Review: Lanfear - aNother gOlden rAge
Lanfear
www.lanfear.eu
aNother gOlden rAge

Label: Massacre Records
Year released: 2005
Duration: 50:18
Tracks: 11
Genre: Progressive Power Metal

Rating: 3.75/5

Review online: April 19, 2005
Reviewed by: 4th Horseman
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aNother gOlden rAge

Rated 4.5/5 (90%) (4 Votes)
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You know sometimes when you listen to an album everyone is raving about and it just sounds average to you? Well it happened yet again for me with this release. Now, after having felt the album just go by without retaining any particular moments from it, I gave it some more listens, as there is nothing bad about this disc at all. And upon maybe the gazillionth time through, I can say it finally pulled through. And that may be a quality or a drawback, depending on what you like. So there ya' go.

Lanfear are not a super-pompous prog band that can't write something decent if their life depended on it. These guys actually have a good sense of technical songwriting that doesn't annoy the hell out of you. And they mix their songs with powerful vocals that are quite catchy. It is in the musical department where the time investment and repeated listens are required. I found the use of keyboards a little overdone on some tracks however; minor complaint I guess.

Ignore the silly way of capitalization on the album title. "aNother gOlden rAge" features some awesome licks. I would recommend this album to progressive metal fans more than power metallers however, but you never know with these genres.


Track Listing:
  1. Another Golden Rage
  2. The Unrestrained
  3. Dispraise
  4. Transmigration
  5. Eclipse
  6. Shades Of Black
  7. The Voice Within
  8. In Silence
  9. Eternally
  10. What... For?
  11. Outliving The Ages
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