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Review: Manticora - Roots Of Eternity
Roots Of Eternity

Label: Black Lotus Records
Year released: 1999
Duration: 57:02
Tracks: 10
Genre: Power Metal

Rating: 3/5

Review online: April 22, 2000
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating
Roots Of Eternity

Rated 3.42/5 (68.33%) (12 Votes)

A power metal band from Denmark, now that's unusual.  Manticora's debut album is one I have a hard time with... I either hate it or love it depending on which track I'm listening to.  What ticks me off the most are the vocals which at times are excruciatingly annoying, especially when the band members sing all together, while at other times I feel like the vocals have been digitally altered or something.  Yet, on some tracks the vocals are great.  Oh well...

Musically this is overall a fast album, with some good ballads thrown in the mix, making it a pretty well balanced album.  If you like drums you'll be well served, as they put to great use in the fastest songs, sometimes maybe a little bit too much.  I've probably been listening to too much of that type of metal (again), overall I can't say there's really anything new in this album.  The ensemble is very well done, what I call a good album, no more, no less.  If you are in North America, you might want to wait for a domestic release, as you might find the import price is a little too high for what you get.

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