Amorphis – Tuonela

Reviewed: June 1999Released: 1999, Relapse RecordsRating: 4.0/5 Reviewer: EvilG Inside the CD is a quote, “Tuonela = Hades, the Underworld.” Well that’s cool, but why then a plant for a cover? A lot of long time Amorphis fans probably are not happy with the folk metal sound that they have…

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Of The Fallen – s/t

Reviewed: May 1999Released: 1998, IndependentRating: 4.0/5 Reviewer: EvilG Of The Fallen’s CD came to me on a CD-R along with an album cover printed on a color inkjet. This aside, the sound quality is exceptional for a demo!! In places the vocals become a little distorted but it’s not a…

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Angra – Fireworks

Reviewed: May 1999Released: 1999, Century MediaRating: 3.5/5 Reviewer: EvilG Fans of progressive melodic metal will no doubt already be more than familiar with Angra. Since the release of their 1993 debut “Angel’s Cry” this five-piece Brazilian act have come quite a long way. Many would say that they have usurped…

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Odyssey – s/t

Reviewed: April 1999Released: 1999, Utopian Vision MusicRating: 3.0/5 Reviewer: EvilG This three song demo is a taste of something that could of become much greater, but will not, as it’s a one off project. Odyssey is fronted by workaholic metalman – Dan Swano (Pan-thy-monium, Unicorn, Nightingale, ex-Edge of Sanity, etc.).…

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