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Review: Crimson Shadows - Kings Among Men
Crimson Shadows
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Kings Among Men

Label: Napalm Records
Year released: 2014
Duration: 49:57
Tracks: 10
Genre: Power Metal

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: February 21, 2015
Reviewed by: MetalMike
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Kings Among Men

Rated 3.2/5 (64%) (5 Votes)
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Have you ever wondered what it would sound like if Dragonforce had harsh vocals? Me neither but just in case the thought does cross your mind you'll need to look no further than Crimson Shadows' Kings Among Men to find out. Black and Death vocals are supported by lightning fast drums and guitar/keyboard melodies that sound like they were lifted from Inhuman Rampage. There are clean vocals, mainly on the choruses, but these are fairly dull and the vocal lines they are given sound almost exactly the same on every song. The solos are the same tweedly runs up and down the fret board you've heard Li and Totman do a hundred times. All the songs on Kings Among Men are well played but they are not only very similar to Dragonforce, they are similar to one another so the album gets stale mighty quick. Kings Among Men is decent but not essential.

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