Seventh Wonder - Mercy Falls


8.8 | 193 votes |
Release date: 12 September 2008
Style: Progressive metal

Owners:

165 have it
35 want it


01. A New Beginning
02. There And Back (Overture)
03. Welcome To Mercy Falls
04. Unbreakable
05. Tears For A Father
06. A Day Away
07. Tears For A Son
08. Paradise
09. Fall In Line
10. Break The Silence
11. Hide And Seek
12. Destiny Calls
13. One Last Goodbye
14. Back In Time
15. The Black Parade

Top 20 albums of 2008: 2

Guest review by
Milena
Rating:
9.7
This album hasn't got a review yet? Seriously, what are prog fans doing on this forum, are they asleep or something? The only thing that separates this album from a cult classic status is its release date.

The concept follows a short period of life of a man who's in a coma. He's dreaming of a town called Mercy Falls, which serves as a metaphor for his subconscious mind. Meanwhile, the actions of his family and the people taking care of him have an impact of what he sees in his sleep - a terrible storm hits Mercy Falls just as the doctors are working on a new procedure which involves the blood of his son... Fifteen songs may seem a bit long, but the story is worth it - it passed in the blink of an eye while I was waiting to discover what caused the dreadful storm and what got him in a coma in the first place.

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published 06.03.2011 | Comments (19)

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Comments: 10   Visited by: 367 users
06.07.2012 - 05:58
Rating: 10
R Lewis
That Useless Guy

Posts: 924
From: Italy

I don't usually rate something 10, but this album totally deserves it. How is it possible that only the news about Tommy Karevik and Kamelot made me know this awesome band?
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We could be so much more than we are. Stop.
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06.07.2012 - 17:59
Rating: 9
Dentura
Shadow King

Posts: 1260
From: USA

A very strong concept album indeed. Everyone should check it out asap!
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...And so death to the falsity of thy former rulers. Thy kingdom of "heaven" burns in a field of fire, and Dentura is the one true God thou must yield thy hearts and souls to in absolute submission. It is his ultimate decree and will unto thee..
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08.07.2012 - 22:23
Rating: 9
Guardian

Posts: 4
From: Belarus

Pretty awesome band. The strange thing, though, is how cheerful tunes contrast with dark and somewhat decadent lyrics. Listen to "Unbreakable" for example.
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06.09.2012 - 15:38
Fredd
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Reminds me of [i]The Human Equation{/i], which is always an awesome thing.
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07.09.2012 - 03:25
Rating: 6
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal

Posts: 4419
From: USA

Pretty ho-hum prog release to me. Nothing genre bending.
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13.02.2013 - 16:29
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight

Posts: 8284
From: Czech Republic

Ok, i thought "The Great Escape" was absolutely marvelous...then i heard that
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So behold the flight of the sapphire dragon
soaring through the skies once again


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29.03.2013 - 23:10
Nemo Atkins

Posts: 257
From: UK
Normally, I'm not into prog metal. At all. So, you'd expect me to dislike this, right? Wrong: I actually really enjoy listening to this, as it has some incredible tracks on it and even the stuff I don't like as much is held together perfectly thanks to Tommy Karevik's fantastic vocals. I honestly would struggle to have anything seriously negative about this album!
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26.06.2015 - 10:15
Rating: 9
FYA
Destroyer

Posts: 413
From: Poland
Just like Nemo - I'm not usually intro straight prog metal, but this record...damn, it's so good! Keyboards, guitars, bass, drums, vocals! Everything fit really good.
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27.06.2015 - 05:03
Rating: 9
JÄY
Metal slave

Posts: 1463
From: USA

No matter where you're frooooooom, this is your home!!
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06.01.2017 - 21:15
Rating: 7
Ruchesko

Posts: 372
From: UK

Flows very well, but the woeful dialogue segments make Operation Mindcrime look like War of the Worlds...
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