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Review: Metal Church - The Weight of the World
Metal Church
The Weight of the World

Label: SPV
Year released: 2004
Duration: 56:34
Tracks: 10
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 3.25/5

Review online: October 8, 2004
Reviewed by: 4th Horseman
Readers Rating
The Weight of the World

Rated 3.42/5 (68.42%) (19 Votes)

"The Weight Of The World" is the 7th studio album from these American heavy metallers celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. Metal Church have offered us classics such as their self titled debut and 1986's "The Dark"; but this one? Not even close! If you are one of the few who do not know about this band yet, just stick to the aforementioned albums. Nothing after "The Dark" matches the quality that preceded but does have the nutrients to please. "The Weight Of The World" on the other hand, is debatable. This might pull in some new fans, or those that really enjoyed 1999's "Masterpeace" but don't go in expecting a return to their glory days.

New vocalist Ronnie Munroe doesn't do much at all. Sorry. His vocals are uninspiring to say the least. Musically, this album does feature some cool tracks and some utterly boring ones. Overall, this is a decent release that is not really varied in its approach on different tracks, but still manages to deliver some cool hooks, melodies and riffs sometimes, and fails miserably at others.

I wouldn't recommend this album to anybody however. There are far too many bands out there that do metal 'just ok' and coming from a band such as Metal Church, this just doesn't cut it! Sorry guys…hope you do better next time.

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