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Review: Emerald Sun - Escape From Twilight
Emerald Sun
Escape From Twilight

Label: Limb Music Products
Year released: 2007
Duration: 52:22
Tracks: 11
Genre: Power Metal


Review online: November 17, 2007
Reviewed by: Bruce Dragonchaser
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Rated 4/5 (80%) (6 Votes)

Not quite as ubiquitous or eminent as they once were, Limb seem to be making a come back with some awesome new signings, one in particular, is speedy Greek power metallers Emerald Sun, whose sophomore effort "Escape from Twilight" is an almost by the numbers Euro metal offering, but manages to extricate itself from the dreaded mire of plagiarised mediocrity by offering a top notch set of tunes. Ostensibly formulaic to a confounding degree, "Escape from Twilight" spews fast paced double bass-led lunacy like a machine gun crammed with every Helloween, Stratovarius and Dark Moor album, yet amongst the copious wreckage, precious treasures begin to surface; opener "Scream Out Loud" gives credence to their often overlooked style with its boisterous melodies and scorching guitar work, a sparkling track that sets the standard for the remainder of the disc.

Vocalist Jimmy Santrazami has quite an adaptable approach, soaring with an agile celerity and accomplished tone. More Kiske than Kiske, Santrazami is one of the many redeeming weapons in Emerald Sun's arsenal, and with tracks like the galloping "High in the Sky" and the more traditional "Sword of Light" the Greek mob might just be onto a winner here. Despite its competent delivery and crystalline production, this won't be for everyone, but for those who don't mind breaking out the baldric and gauntlets once in a while, "Escape from Twilight" could very well be your aural battlefield that you wage war over.

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