Release date: 1 September 2014
Style: Extreme power metal

Rating:

8.3 | 18 votes

Owners:

15 have it
11 want it


01. March Of Victory
02. Rise To Power
03. Heroes Among Us
04. A Gathering Of Kings
05. Maidens Call
06. Braving The Storm
07. Intro
08. Freedom And Salvation
09. Dawn Of Vengeance
10. Moonlite Skies And Bloody Tides

Review

Staff review by
Doc Godin

Rating:
8.8
Let's face it people, epic metal is fucking dumb when you think about it. Grown men so obsessed with their Dungeons & Dragons adventures they give them life via recording entire albums. Cocaine, expensive tranny hookers and D&D have proven an awful mix, as we usually end up with two outcomes: Either the musician takes their bloated creation waaay too seriously, or they mock it so much they come across as resentful of own musical creations, and their fans in the process. It's always nice to hear some balance between self-aware fun and serious effort. Crimson Shadows epitomize that.

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published 22.08.2014 | Comments (11)

Staff pick by
Doc Godin

17.08.2014 An unpretentious mix of DragonForce, Amon Amarth and mid-career Ensiferum.

Extreme power metal done right.

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TheBloodyNine - 22.08.2014 at 17:55  
  Interesting take...we all like what we like, I guess. I also reviewed this album and gave it a 6.5/10 rating. I found it sterile, recycled and cloying, full of songs that, while executed pretty masterfully (technically speaking) were just not very good songs in the end.
Bad English - 29.08.2014 at 19:57  
  Good album, might be high in the ranks , heavy, trashy little but melodic and little pm elements as well, but more good PM --- good album
M C Vice - 30.08.2014 at 04:43  
  Sounds rather like Amon Amarth, only good. (I've only heard the last Amon Amarth album, though)

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