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Asylum Pyre - Natural Instinct?

7.4 | 15 votes |
Release date: September 2009
Style: Power metal, Progressive metal


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01. Taken Away To The Asylum
02. The Asylum Pyre
03. Laughing With The Stars
04. Coral's Riff (Now Hell)
05. Don't Waste It
06. Love Extasy
07. Different Sides, Same Thoughts
08. Jester Of The Power
09. Whispers Of The Jester
10. W.W.A.W. [when we are wolves extracted from demo 2008]

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Natural Instinct? is the first full-length album by Asylum Pyre, a French ensemble whose style is mild power metal with progressive and symphonic elements. There is a striking resemblance with symphonic Nightwish metal band Visions Of Atlantis and of course with the infamous Nightwish themselves. However, I am glad to say that whereas Visions Of Atlantis had the problem of being a pale satellite of the Finnish symphonic power giant, Asylum Pyre has got some considerable characteristics that make them distinct and special in the field of this genre.

published 10.12.2009 | Comments (5)

This is one of the best albums of last year that reached me and I am glad it did. This French ensemble makes some modest but good quality symphonic metal with some progressive elements. The overall impression has some similarities with the early works of Nightwish. The best feature of the band is the blend of the classical female vocals and clean male singing.

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