Pathfinder - Fifth Element

7.8 | 69 votes |
Release date: 23 May 2012
Style: Symphonic power metal


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01. Ventus Ignis Terra Aqua
02. Fifth Element
03. Ready To Die Between Stars
04. The Day When I Turn Back Time
05. Chronokinesis
06. March To The Darkest Horizon
07. Yin Yang
08. Elemental Power
09. Ad Futuram Rei Memoriam
10. When The Sunrise Breaks The Darkness
11. Vita
12. Spartakus And The Sun Beneath The See [Digipack bonus]
13. If I Could Turn Back Time [Cher cover][Japanese bonus]

Simon Kostro - vocals
Gunsen - guitars
Karol Mania - guitars
Arkadiusz E. Ruth - bass, orchestrations
Kacper Stachowiak - drums
Slavomir Belak - keyboards

Additional info
Release dates:
26.05.2012 - Worldwide (via Sonic Attack Records)
23.05.2012 - Japan and Asia (via Avalon/Marquee)

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Comments: 34   Visited by: 277 users
24.09.2012 - 20:17
Rating: 8
The Shape 1973
Written by Stabby on 06.07.2012 at 02:44

I'm not even sure if I can rate this. I liked the first album because it has some good songwriting and excellent instrumentation, the band is talented. And the vocals do kind of annoy me, but I was able to overlook it because it was a breath of fresh air in the genre.

But this...the songwriting isn't great, it's lacking memorable hooks and a definite direction. The hooks that it does have are awkward and irritating. There is random crap scattered all over it, the vocals are all over the place, the songs seem discordant and don't have a good flow, there is a lot of random wanking. Not tasteful. It's frustrating to listen to. It's like they'll start with a musical idea that sounds like it's going to go somewhere and then it turns into a giant musical mound of noodling and schizophrenic leads.

In my view, if a power metal band wants to be unbelievably cheesy and wanky, they should also try to be memorable and to have a more definite structure. Dragonforce has seemed to improve upon this with their last album, they still wank, but they also write a song that isnt just a random assortment of pieces of wankery. Their singer sounds like he's singing for a purpose, and it may be a cheesy purpose, but it's not just singing for the hell of it which is what this sounds like.

And so I think that I'm going to start calling out power metal bands that I would have otherwise given a pass because their guitarists can shred. I can rate it now.

Completely agree. Loved the first album as it brought something fresh to the Rhapsody Of Fire genre. The new one REALLY disappointing. What happened to the vocals? Saying fuck all the time isn't power metal.
Just because you believe in your strong morals it doesn't mean they are correct
22.01.2013 - 06:27
Rating: 10
If you guys think saying "fuck" four times in an album that's an hour long, you've got another thing coming (Judas Priest pun intended). There are death core albums that are no longer than 30 mins that say "fuck" at least four times in every song. That's all the time. Many power metal bands occasionally swear in songs, and many also have moments of harsh vocals.

Personally, I absolutely loved this album. For me, BTSBTT was close to perfect, and this one, is perfect. Everything from the vocals to the orchestrals to the songwriting was amazing.

One of my buddies told me "you always listen to Fifth Element". Irritated, I responded "get used to it".
22.01.2013 - 09:11
Rating: 8
I love this album! Though I'm fully ready to admit that it's VERY cheesy. It's just... um... the good kind of cheese? I love power metal but when it gets too over-the-top I'm out. For some reason, this one is over-the-top but I still enjoyed it. Can't explain why.
"A life all mine
Is what I choose
At the end of my days"
--The Gathering "A Life All Mine" from Souvenirs
23.01.2013 - 19:17
Rating: 10
Written by Prometheus on 12.06.2012 at 17:33

Written by Hyperion on 24.05.2012 at 01:01

I wish they wouldn't use the word F**k so much, it takes away the epic

maybe, it isn't noble,but hey METAL IS ETERNAL LIKE THE FIRE,WIND AND WATER!!!

Earth, fire, wind and water*

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