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Released: 2007, Spinefarm Records/Sound Pollution
Reviewer: Anders Sandvall
GHOST REBORN is the fourth album from Finnish band Twilight Guardians. Maybe it’s not so hard to figure out what kind of music the band plays now that you know that they’re from Finland. They play melodic power metal with a stroke of dark rock and that’s exactly what these guys are all about. The keyboards are a perfect frame for the band’s very technical and complex music that takes it twists and turns throughout the entire album. Musical similarities can be found with other Finnish acts like Sonata Arctica, Sentenced, Posionblack and in certain songs early Nightwish.
The disc feels really solid and harsh in a Finnish kind of way and the ten songs are all well written with strong arrangements and catchy vocal lines. Even though this might be considered a little too melodic for me I can’t but like the Finnish aggression and the lovely melodic metal parts this album is jammed with. Sonic Pump Studio in Helsinki as well as Sevik Audio in Turku along with the producer Jesse Vaino have managed to get out a really well balanced production that stands on its own and really impresses.
I was positively surprised by Twilight Guardians and GHOST REBORN and definitely want to hear more of the band. Its fun to discover acts you have not heard that actually are great and this band really does impress.
Bring It On
Walk This Line
Out Of Our Hands
Vesa Virtanen – lead vocals
Carl – John Gustafsson – guitar
Mikko Tång – bass
Henri Suominen – drums
Jari Pailamo – keyboards
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