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Review: Narnia - From Darkness to Light
From Darkness to Light

Label: Sound Pollution
Year released: 2019
Duration: 45:31
Tracks: 10
Genre: Progressive Power Metal


Review online: January 25, 2020
Reviewed by: MetalMike
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Rated 2.5/5 (50%) (2 Votes)

Sweden's Narnia plays a style of progressive power metal that reminds me of bands like Threshold and Symphony X with its beefy, slightly down-tuned guitars, subdued keys and catchy choruses. On their eighth album, From Darkness to Light, they hit the "singability" sweet spot on tracks like "You Are the Air That I Breathe", "The Armor of God" and "Sail On" but truthfully the entire album is well written. I appreciate how Narnia seems content to play just what the songs require and doesn't try to impress anyone with their technical prowess. Where From Darkness to Light stumbles a bit is some repetition and Narnia gets a theme going and sits on it too long, notably on "From Darkness to Light - Part 2". The lyrics are plainly Christian on many of the songs and, while I don't necessarily care what a band is singing about in most cases, Narnia comes across preachy in a few instances and I can live without that. As a whole, From Darkness to Light is a solid progressive power metal album.

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