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Review: Prophecy - Nostradamus 1999
Nostradamus 1999

Label: Independent
Year released: 1999
Duration: 37:00
Tracks: 8
Genre: Thrash Metal

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: November 28, 1999
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
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Nostradamus 1999

Rated 3.82/5 (76.36%) (11 Votes)

Prophecy is a speed/trash metal band from the Quebec City area which I first saw playing as the opening act for Hanker on Nov. 20, 1999 in Quebec City. Nostradamus 1999 is their debut album, which counts eight tracks.

The album gets a fast start with Face To Face, a song that almost look like a psychological self-exam :-)  It maintains a pretty fast beat up to the 7th song, Seeing Is Believing, which is essentially a ballad although it speeds up in the last couple of minutes.  Ok, personal taste in full gear here, I can't stand the song, at least not until it speeds up.  There's flute-like sound that comes up here and there that really get on my nerves, and the vocals are variable in quality.  I don't know, it looks to me like the song just doesn't fit in with the rest of the album.  There are some good moments, but I feel like it needed a bit more work before being recorded.  The lyrics are great however.  Maybe I'll grow used to it, but I've already listened to the album about twenty times so....  Anyways, I definitely think this is the only weak part of the record.

This is an album that I really enjoy listening too, and Prophecy is also a great live band.  The album was recorded with the singer playing the bass, but they now have a dedicated bassist who I've had the pleasure to meet at the show.  I'll be looking forward to seeing them again live, and also for their next studio album, which I recommend to those who like the genre.

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