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Beast In Black - Dark Connection



7.6 | 143 votes |
Release date: 29 October 2021
Style: Heavy metal, Power metal, Pop rock

Owners:

49 have it
12 want it


01. Blade Runner
02. Bella Donna
03. Highway To Mars
04. Hardcore
05. One Night In Tokyo
06. Moonlight Rendezvous
07. Revengeance Machine
08. Dark New World
09. To The Last Drop Of Blood
10. Broken Survivors
11. My Dystopia
12. Battle Hymn [Manowar cover]
13. They Don't Care About Us [Michael Jackson cover]

Line-up
Yannis Papadopoulos - vocals
Anton Kabanen - guitars, vocals, synthesizers, orchestration
Kasperi Heikkinen - guitars
Atte Palokangas - drums
Máté Molnár - bass

Additional musicians:
Cynthia - synthesizers, keyboards
Paolo Ribaldini - backing vocals
Mikael Salo - backing vocals

Additional info
Produced, written and mixed by Anton Kabanen. Additional mixing assistance by Yannis Papadopoulos.

Staff review by
ScreamingSteelUS
Rating:
9.0
Berserker was one of the best debuts I ever clapped ears on, one of my highlights of the 2010s – and then, for whatever reason, From Hell With Love just sank for me. This is the all-important third-album test. Can Beast In Black make another Dark Connection?

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published 25.10.2021 | Comments (10)

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Comments: 24   Visited by: 348 users
14.09.2021 - 04:27
Rating: 9
mikeprado30

AWAITED!!!
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BARDS WE ARE, BARDS WE WILL BE!
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14.09.2021 - 08:13
nikarg
Mod
Written by mikeprado30 on 14.09.2021 at 04:27

AWAITED!!!

Here's the first single
Catchy as hell.

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14.09.2021 - 12:45
Jope von Steele

I guess I'll have to check out that Manowar cover when this is out
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The Great Resist -- They will own nobody and they will be unhappy.
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18.09.2021 - 23:08
Rating: 9
mikeprado30

Written by nikarg on 14.09.2021 at 08:13

Written by mikeprado30 on 14.09.2021 at 04:27

AWAITED!!!

Here's the first single
Catchy as hell.



That's their strongest point, the catchiness.
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BARDS WE ARE, BARDS WE WILL BE!
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02.10.2021 - 21:02
Rating: 9
mikeprado30

Dunno, but I'm fearing the worst from this moment...

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BARDS WE ARE, BARDS WE WILL BE!
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02.10.2021 - 21:16
Rating: 4
JoHn DoE

Written by mikeprado30 on 02.10.2021 at 21:02

Dunno, but I'm fearing the worst from this moment...




this was rather bad TBH
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I thought the two primary purposes for the internet were cat memes and overreactions.
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02.10.2021 - 21:34
Rating: 9
mikeprado30

Definitively not my cup of tea anymore if the album is like this track (hopefully it won't be so, but a colleague of mine for a Latin American metal webzine told me the album is regular).
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BARDS WE ARE, BARDS WE WILL BE!
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04.10.2021 - 14:05
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
Written by mikeprado30 on 02.10.2021 at 21:02




I wanted to hate it, but it's fckin' guilty pleasure...can't help not to like that crazy synth tune
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My rest seems now calm and deep
Finally I got my dead man sleep


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04.10.2021 - 16:38
Rating: 4
JoHn DoE

Written by Ellrohir on 04.10.2021 at 14:05

Written by mikeprado30 on 02.10.2021 at 21:02




I wanted to hate it, but it's fckin' guilty pleasure...can't help not to like that crazy synth tune


it starts like a 90s euro-dance song, I expect someone to come and sing "What is Love?"
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I thought the two primary purposes for the internet were cat memes and overreactions.
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16.10.2021 - 01:17
Rating: 8
Tino99

I like my pizza with extra cheese, but I fear this may be too much. Moonlight Rendezvous is growing on me though.
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22.10.2021 - 04:44
Rating: 6
Aries Rising

This band is so cheesy that prolonged listening can clog your arteries.
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25.10.2021 - 01:40
Rating: 6
Karlabos
Meat and Potatos
Didn't know this band was power metal with electronic elements like Magic Hammer. Cmon guys pop rock? Get your genres straight. I'd have discovered this far sooner
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Rose is red, violet is blue. Flag is win, Baba is you.
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25.10.2021 - 17:04
Babymetal mutated into it
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26.10.2021 - 05:47
(o> . <o> )

You fell onto a bottomless pool of cheese. Oops. You start to struggle, but you only sink deeper and deeper, all the while suffocating more and more. Your consciousness is overtaken by the liminal state of a waking fever dream in which, for whatever reason, 80's synth pop, cyberpunk and power metal collide (I though your life was supposed to flash before your eyes, but oh well). This music is what you experience in those moments.

Now in all seriousness, the 2 singles I've heard are pretty catchy. It's a goofy mixture, though I seem to be able to enjoy it well in enough in moderation. I guess my ironic listening to and *usage of Modern Talking that grew into a general acquired taste for the formulaic 80's synth pop banger sounds allowed me to genuinely enjoy this conglomeration.

But still, mashing a cheesy genre with another cheesy one is still pretty heavy, so hence the moderation.


*(As for the "usage of Modern Talking", years ago I was making this Harry Potter YTP and I made a collage of them arriving into Hogwarts, then the scene transitioned into the music actually playing in the halls as they were about to meet prof McGonagall for the first time. I used it because I thought it was dumb and funny, now look at me, I actually unironically love that sound lol)
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29.10.2021 - 13:26
Rating: 4
JoHn DoE

I don't like this one. I enjoyed the previous album, still atypical listen for me, but I had fun. But not with this one. I also disliked their debut. Not my thing.
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I thought the two primary purposes for the internet were cat memes and overreactions.
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30.10.2021 - 05:38
Rating: 9
mikeprado30

Luckily my fears were wrong, and I enjoyed so much the album Obviously that's not a listening for the tr00 kvlt, but it's made for the open-minded listener
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BARDS WE ARE, BARDS WE WILL BE!
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01.11.2021 - 16:03
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
This is disco and disco is crap, unless there are half nacked what will be nacked later ladies , music dont work to me. Some metal elements, well prev one was more pop rock, 80's pop music, this is totally disco rock something.
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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01.11.2021 - 16:27
Rating: 6
Karlabos
Meat and Potatos
This was surprisingly not cheesy enough, given the expectations brought up by the genre mix. Oh well...
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Rose is red, violet is blue. Flag is win, Baba is you.
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04.11.2021 - 13:46
Rating: 6
FeskarN

This album is a hit and miss for me. Some tracks a really catchy and got plenty of replay value, some are just pretty boring tbh. Their weakest effort to date. Strongest tracks: Blade Runner, Bella Donna, One Night In Tokyo and My Dystopia. The Micheal Jackson cover is really awesome as well.
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The Land Is Silent... Before The Storm!
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15.11.2021 - 12:03
Rating: 5
lust

I've listened to a few songs and now I'm waiting for Beyoncé's new album.

This album may be something but I think it's definitely not metal.
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01.12.2021 - 19:25
Rating: 9
Spacerunner

Pop metal it is. Cheesy and fun. Awesome addition to Amaranthe.
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01.12.2021 - 20:44
Rating: 9
Elisyon

Few more listens and I think this is an amazing album. Lyrically superb and coherent and love the concept and how they managed to tell a story in each song. some cheese never hurt
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25.01.2022 - 14:15
Rating: 7
Mountain King
K i K o
The covers push this to a 7 for me, otherwise 6 or even 5. Tracks 2 till 5 are just bad imo.
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19.02.2022 - 18:32
Rating: 5
metalbrat

This is total crap. Wonder how it ended up getting very high rates from some regulars. I prefer to relisten 80s 'now that's what i call disco'...:noidea:
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In the beginning I was made of clay. Then I bit the apple and they changed me to metal 🤘
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