|Review: Meduza - Upon the World|
|Upon the World|
Label: Massacre Records
Year released: 2004
Genre: Power Metal
Review online: November 12, 2011
Reviewed by: Bruce Dragonchaser
for:Upon the World
Rated 4/5 (80%) (3 Votes)
Don't you just hate messed up track listings? That has been my major quarrel with Upon The World by Meduza since I got it. You have to search through the lyric book to find out which song is playing. Annoying as hell. Besides that, we've got a good selection of progressively-touched Power Metal here, with the odd neo-classical spin that brings to mind countless other bands. All you need to know is Apollo Papathanasio performs all the vocals here, in a stint before his Firewind days, and as such, it sounds much like all the other bands he has sung in over the years, from Majestic to Time Requiem to Evil Masquerade. The only exception is this is more straightforward than any of those bands, though not necessarily simple. There is still a plethora of progressive segments, double-kicked Power Metal stompers like "Design For Life", and catchy, well thought-out melodies that are familiar enough to pick up with little effort.
This is the kind of thing Lion Music put out so frequently, and it's up to the same standard. While not too exciting, Meduza still pull all the punches, and this should please fans of the genre as a result.
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