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WIZARD'S HYMN Hymnal Majestic Rock MAJCD089 (2006)

An excellent new album from, going by the names in the sleeve, this Japanese band.

Opening track 'Wings Of Time' mixes European melodic speed metal with machine gun drums and a neo-classical edge, with some almost Bach like runs up the keyboard and fretboard. 'Olden Story Tells' is more melodic, with an AOR edge.

There’s definitely an operatic feeling, a feint nod at Rhapsody or Freedom Call but all more AOR/MOR metal. The (I think) female vocals work well too.

'Firestorm' is a heavier number, while 'Through The Wilderness' brings the neoclassical speed back with a vengeance.

Thoroughly enjoyable, well worth checking out.


Review by Joe Geesin

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***** Out of this world | **** Pretty damn fine |
*** OK, approach with caution unless you are a fan |
** Instant bargain bin fodder | * Ugly. Just ugly

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