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Review: Rage - Welcome To The Other Side
Rage
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Welcome To The Other Side

Label: Gun Records
Year released: 2001
Duration: 64:36
Tracks: 17
Genre: Power Metal

Rating: 4.5/5

Review online: May 21, 2001
Reviewed by: Pierre Bégin
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Welcome To The Other Side

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Rage are back with 17 songs, more than 64 minutes of a heavier sound than on their previous album, Ghost. Keyboards are used only on a few tracks and the song structure is also more aggressive than on Ghost. The arrival of new guitarist Victor Smolski is noticeable, the solos are more melodic and great to listen to. This is a very profound album and I didn't like it on the first listen. This is an album that you need to listen to very attentively and multiple times to really appreciate it. Peavy's voice is again very interesting on this album, it's really a trademark of Rage. The best tracks in my opinion are: Paint the Devil On The Wall, The Mirror in Your Eyes, Tribute to Dishonour, Point of No Return, Deep in the Night and Sister Demon. A little negative note, the album's theme (the afterlife) is pretty much the same as on the previous album. Overall, a very heavy and solid album. Certainly one of my favorites so far this year.

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