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Review: Minotauro - Master Of The Sea
Master Of The Sea

Label: Dust on the Tracks Records
Year released: 2013
Duration: 52:07
Tracks: 9
Genre: Power Metal

Rating: 2.5/5

Review online: June 25, 2014
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Readers Rating
Master Of The Sea

Rated 2.86/5 (57.14%) (7 Votes)

Minotauro's Master of the Sea is the blandest, most generic Power Metal album I've heard in quite a while. Intro that sounds like something from an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical? Check. Symphonic keyboards everywhere? Check. High, clear vocals? Check. Double-kick drums and the occasional gripping guitar solo? Check. Minotauro could have called this album "Italian Power Metal Clichés" and it still might not have summed up just how derivative it is. The sound isn't bad but the vocals are a too far back in the mix, rendering them dry and emotionless. They aren't that great to begin with, which doesn't help. Masters of the Sea is competently played and there is clearly talent among the band members but they are going to need to step up the songwriting big time if they want to be considered more than just an also-ran.

Minotauro aren't bad but there are so many other bands doing this style and doing it better (we already have TWO Rhapsodys, for crying out loud) that I can't see any reason to seek out Master of the Sea. If you like Italian Power Metal, there's just far too much higher quality material available to waste your time.

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