Adagio - Underworld review


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Band: Adagio
Album: Underworld
Release date: 2003

01. Next Profundis
02. Introïtus / Solvet Saeclum in Favilla
03. Chosen
04. From My Sleep... To Someone Else
05. Underworld
06. Promises
07. The Mirror Stage
08. Niflheim
09. Missa Aeterna [Japanese bonus]

Second album from Adagio... And what a great one!!

This album, called Underworld, is a fantastic travel and well done mixture between Metal and Classical music. For sure, we know a lot of bands trying to mixed these two influences ; but here, I think it's the right music I was waiting for in secret...

Using classical influences like Bach, Bartok, Paganini, Rachmaninov, Stravinsky and some others combined with metal ones like Megadeth or Symphony x. It's very powerfull...
The musicians are kicking Ass!! Great ones ; the singer David Readman (also Pink Cream 69) is singing in different ways, sometimes quiet with a lower voice, sometimes strong with higher notes and strengh. Stefan Forte, the main composer, gives a lesson in the way of "Technic's working for Melody" and not the opposite mood. This guy understands everything in Symphonic-metal music. From the first song to the last one... Only surprises and emotions. Jazz feeling in "Next Profundis", Epic choral opera in " Underworld" to dark progressive's music much more trashy in "From my sleep...".
By the way, we don't have to forget the maestria of the new member Kevin Godfert (Keyboards) who plays in a complete classical atmosphere with piano stuffs or much more psychedelic electro sounds.

I like the first album "Sanctus Ignis" ... I love this one "Underworld"....

Check it ... it's great!!!

Written by The_Ghost | 10.10.2003


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Comments: 9   Visited by: 101 users
21.08.2007 - 11:49
I think I should check this.
Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
03.10.2007 - 03:01
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indeed its a great album the best from adagio i say
16.10.2007 - 23:42
To Arms!
amazing album one of my 10 top
Stay Metal !!!
05.04.2009 - 00:06
Mountain King
K i K o
25.04.2009 - 05:01
This album is one of my favourite albums of all time. It´s simply amazing. Definitely the best album of Adagio.
31.08.2010 - 01:14
Definitely my favorite Adagio album; there isn't a single track on here that I don't absolutely love.
08.11.2010 - 20:23
Currently my favourite Adagio album...still need to pick up Dominate to be sure, but this is incredible, Introitus; Underworld and Promises are incredible tracks
Evil? I am not Malevolent, I simply am!
Apocalypse, X-Men
05.02.2011 - 00:06
Great album
Li'ed - Prog-Metal from Jerusalem
01.07.2012 - 15:04
Their most authentic album. The signature symphonic intros are longer than in the other albums, and the tragic tunes are as credible as they come.

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