The Metal Crypt on Facebook  The Metal Crypt's YouTube Channel
Review: Rage - Welcome To The Other Side
Welcome To The Other Side

Label: Gun Records
Year released: 2001
Duration: 64:36
Tracks: 17
Genre: Power Metal

Rating: 4.5/5

Review online: May 21, 2001
Reviewed by: Pierre Bégin
Readers Rating
Welcome To The Other Side

Rated 3.97/5 (79.33%) (30 Votes)

Rage are back with 17 songs, more than 64 minutes of a heavier sound than on their previous album, Ghost. Keyboards are used only on a few tracks and the song structure is also more aggressive than on Ghost. The arrival of new guitarist Victor Smolski is noticeable, the solos are more melodic and great to listen to. This is a very profound album and I didn't like it on the first listen. This is an album that you need to listen to very attentively and multiple times to really appreciate it. Peavy's voice is again very interesting on this album, it's really a trademark of Rage. The best tracks in my opinion are: Paint the Devil On The Wall, The Mirror in Your Eyes, Tribute to Dishonour, Point of No Return, Deep in the Night and Sister Demon. A little negative note, the album's theme (the afterlife) is pretty much the same as on the previous album. Overall, a very heavy and solid album. Certainly one of my favorites so far this year.

Other related information on the site
Review: Carved in Stone (reviewed by Larry Griffin)
Review: End of All Days (reviewed by Bruno Medeiros)
Review: From The Cradle To The Stage (reviewed by Pierre Bégin)
Review: Ghosts (reviewed by Larry Griffin)
Review: Resurrection Day (reviewed by MetalMike)
Review: Seasons of the Black (reviewed by Bruno Medeiros)
Review: Soundchaser (reviewed by Pierre Bégin)
Review: Speak of the Dead (reviewed by Pierre Bégin)
Review: Spreading the Plague (reviewed by Michel Renaud)
Review: Strings to a Web (reviewed by Hermer Arroyo)
Review: Strings to a Web (reviewed by Sargon the Terrible)
Review: The Devil Strikes Again (reviewed by Bruno Medeiros)
Review: The Missing Link (reviewed by Christopher Foley)
Review: The Video Link (reviewed by Pierre Bégin)
Review: Trapped! (reviewed by Bruno Medeiros)
Review: Unity (reviewed by Larry Griffin)
Review: Unity (reviewed by Pierre Bégin)
Review: Wings of Rage (reviewed by Bruno Medeiros)
Click below for more reviews
Latest 0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Various Books/Zines 

The Metal Crypt - Crushing Posers Since 1999
Copyright  © 1999-2023, Michel Renaud / The Metal Crypt.  All Rights Reserved.