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Review: Black Messiah - The Final Journey
Black Messiah
The Final Journey

Label: AFM Records
Year released: 2012
Duration: 55:23
Tracks: 10
Genre: Folk Metal

Rating: 3/5

Review online: April 2, 2013
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
The Final Journey

Rated 4/5 (80%) (10 Votes)

Fifth album for Black messiah, whose last outing, 2009's First War of the World, I rather enjoyed. I mean, this band is far from original, and everything they do these days is essentially a pastiche of Ensiferum, but last time out they had a lot of energy and heaviness, but this one lacks a bit. It's hard to put my finger on, but overall I find this album too bouncy and happy-sounding, despite the omnipresent rasps. (Not that the rasps are any good, they really aren't.) I don't know, if you wanted Ensiferum's mid-period works like Iron to be folkier, then this may appear. There's also a similarity to early Folk bands like Hordak or Thyrfing, but the songwriting on this just isn't doing it for me.

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