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Released: 2007, Music Buy Mail/Artist WorkXX
Reviewer: Anders Sandvall
Liquid Horizon was formed in 2000 with influences by acts like Savatage, Dokken, Vanden Plas and Dream Theater. Their debut was released in 2004, after which they went on tour supporting bands like Vanden Plas and Adler’s Appetite. Melodic progressive metal is Liquid Horizon’s niche and they perform it well. And like all progressive music, there are lots of longer instrumental parts in the songs. The album is a concept album that tells a story about the struggle for freedom and it includes a trilogy at the end of the album about the French Revolution.
It takes a while to discover all the small but great musical details the album has. Even though it’s a little too melodic for my tastes, I can appreciate certain songs and parts. The band does sound a bit generic; as it is now they have nothing that stands out. They sound like any other band in this genre. I’m also a bit tired of the flood of concept albums. To get anything at all out of this album I think you’d have to have the lyrics.
The musicians are skilled, but singer Kilthan is the weak link and the songs are too generic. REVOLUTIONS is one of those albums you’re gonna forget about once you put it away. Better luck next time.
1. Welcome to the Revolution
2. Battle Entrance
3. Sacred Ground
7. The French Revolution Trilogy
8. The King – pt 1
9. Revolution – pt 2
10. System Of Terror – pt 3
11. Last Stand
Oliver Kilthan – lead vocals, guitar
Chuck West – drums
Michael Heck – keyboards
Marc Schroth – bass, b-vox
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