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[Recap] April 2010

May 1, 2010 Leave a comment

Here we are leaving great month behind, but hopefully entering into another one. Despite major roadblocks, including malfunctioning computers and final exams, I’ve been able to keep up with my posting. It has been weaker and with more filler than previous months, but there have still been high quality posts. These highlights will be discussed here, including the following:

  • Album of the Month
  • Avantasia: The Wicked Trilogy
  • Other April releases
  • Introducing Haken
  • New Page: Artist Guides
  • My Personal Favorites of the Month

There have been several albums released this month, but like usual, I avoid the extremely brutal end of things. The ones I did manage to get around to reviewing are spread across a wide spectrum in terms of quality. They include the albums by Avantasia, Jeff Beck, Wuthering Heights, and Ratt. The best of these albums (Album of the Month) is…

Album of the Month: Salt (Wuthering Heights)

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Avantasia – Angel of Babylon: Review

April 2, 2010 2 comments

Angel of Babylon is part three of Avantasia’s “The Scarecrow” trilogy. It is to be released on April 3 along with the second part, The Wicked Symphony. After hearing the second part, I had extremely high expectations for this album. Though it does not meet these expectations, it is still a very good album.

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Avantasia – The Wicked Symphony: Review

March 31, 2010 2 comments

On April 3, the German power metal band, Avantasia, is to release part two and three of the “Scarecrow” trilogy. The two are named The Wicked Symphony and Angel of Babylon. I’ve heard rather mediocre comments towards the first album, so I was somewhat skeptical diving into these two. To avoid having one album compromise my opinion of the other, I decided to distance them. I started with the second part of the trilogy, and it has me hooked.

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