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Almanac - Tsar

7.8 | 63 votes |
Release date: 18 March 2016
Style: Symphonic power metal


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01. Tsar
02. Self Blinded Eyes
03. Darkness
04. Hands Are Tied
05. Children Of The Future
06. No More Shadows
07. Nevermore
08. Reign Of Madness
09. Flames Of Fate

Andy B. Franck - vocals
David Readman - vocals
Jeannette Marchewka - vocals
Enric Garcia - keyboards
Victor Smolski - guitars
Michael Kolar - drums
Armin Alic - bass

Additional info
Produced by Victor Smolski.
Mixing by Sebastian "Seeb" Levermann.
Cover art by Gyula Havancsák.

Staff review by
From the opening seconds of Tsar, it's clear that Victor Smolski is involved. Smolski was of course a prominent member of Rage from 2001 to 2015. Fans of Rage will know that Smolski basically took control of songwriting and his focus on heavy technical riffs, orchestral flourishes and solos I can only describe as slightly insane, helped Rage develop a signature symphonic sound in later years. It's of no surprise that he now has total control over Almanac and fans of his sound and songwriting should be find something to enjoy in Tsar.

published 30.05.2016 | Comments (3)

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15.03.2016 - 22:16
Rating: 6

Meh, other generic power/symphonic band.
05.05.2016 - 20:21
Rating: 7

Pretty good i enjoyed it quite a bit. The historic footnotes is awesome though.
23.05.2016 - 13:38

Sometimes I am really surprised to see what others thought of certain albums. NO, this is not yet another generic power/symphonic release. It is actually really good! One of the best of the year in this type. Even if you don't like this particular type of metal you might find this album interesting, so give it a go. For me personally, this album was a very pleasant surprise!
alive in the superunknown
03.10.2017 - 15:47
Rating: 8

Pretty good album when you don't go into listening it while considering it sympho power metal. More like sympho metal in general.

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