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METALLICA - Metallica Heavy Metal
SYMPHONY X - V: The New Mythology Suite Progressive Metal
QUEEN - A Night At The Opera Proto-Metal
ARENA - Immortal? Non-Metal
KING CRIMSON - In The Court Of The Crimson King Proto-Metal
KING CRIMSON - Red Proto-Metal
BLIND GUARDIAN - Nightfall in Middle-Earth Power Metal
THE WHO - Tommy Proto-Metal
WIND ROSE - Wardens of the West Wind Power Metal
WIND ROSE - Stonehymn Folk Metal
FAITH NO MORE - Angel Dust Alternative Metal
WIND ROSE - Wintersaga Power Metal
FOO FIGHTERS - Concrete and Gold Heavy Alternative Rock
WIND ROSE - Shadows Over Lothadruin Progressive Metal | review permalink
SAVATAGE - Dead Winter Dead Heavy Metal
DEEP PURPLE - Machine Head Hard Rock
BLACK SABBATH - Paranoid Heavy Metal
DREAM THEATER - Images and Words Progressive Metal
DREAM THEATER - Metropolis, Part 2: Scenes From a Memory Progressive Metal
DREAM THEATER - Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence Progressive Metal
DREAM THEATER - Octavarium Progressive Metal
SYMPHONY X - The Divine Wings Of Tragedy Progressive Metal
SYMPHONY X - Paradise Lost Progressive Metal
CIRCUS MAXIMUS - The 1st Chapter Progressive Metal
WUTHERING HEIGHTS - To Travel For Evermore Power Metal
ORPHANED LAND - Mabool: The Story of the Three Sons of Seven Folk Metal
QUEEN - Queen II Proto-Metal
RUSH - Permanent Waves Hard Rock
OPETH - Damnation Metal Related
OPETH - Heritage Metal Related
OPETH - Pale Communion Metal Related
RAINBOW - Rising Heavy Metal
KING CRIMSON - In The Wake Of Poseidon Proto-Metal
AYREON - The Human Equation Progressive Metal
THE WHO - The Who Sell Out Proto-Metal
THE WHO - Who's Next Proto-Metal
THE WHO - Quadrophenia Proto-Metal
THE SMASHING PUMPKINS - Siamese Dream Heavy Alternative Rock
THE SMASHING PUMPKINS - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness Heavy Alternative Rock
MANOWAR - The Triumph of Steel US Power Metal
DEEP PURPLE - Deep Purple Proto-Metal
DEEP PURPLE - Deep Purple In Rock Hard Rock
DEEP PURPLE - Burn Hard Rock
BLACK SABBATH - Black Sabbath Heavy Metal
LED ZEPPELIN - Led Zeppelin II Hard Rock
URIAH HEEP - Very 'Eavy... Very 'Umble Hard Rock
URIAH HEEP - Salisbury Hard Rock
DREAM THEATER - Awake Progressive Metal
DREAM THEATER - A Dramatic Turn of Events Progressive Metal
SYMPHONY X - The Damnation Game Progressive Metal
SYMPHONY X - Twilight In Olympus Progressive Metal
SYMPHONY X - The Odyssey Progressive Metal
QUEEN - Queen Proto-Metal
ARENA - Contagion Metal Related
RUSH - A Farewell to Kings Hard Rock
RUSH - Moving Pictures Hard Rock
OPETH - Ghost Reveries Progressive Metal
RAINBOW - Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow Hard Rock
KING CRIMSON - Larks' Tongues In Aspic Proto-Metal
AYREON - Into the Electric Castle Progressive Metal
AYREON - The Theory of Everything Metal Related
TURISAS - Battle Metal Folk Metal
TURISAS - The Varangian Way Folk Metal
TURISAS - Stand Up and Fight Symphonic Metal
DEEP PURPLE - Shades Of Deep Purple Proto-Metal
DEEP PURPLE - The Book Of Taliesyn Proto-Metal
DEEP PURPLE - Fireball Hard Rock
LED ZEPPELIN - Led Zeppelin Hard Rock
LED ZEPPELIN - Led Zeppelin IV Hard Rock
DREAM THEATER - Falling Into Infinity Progressive Metal
QUEEN - A Day At The Races Hard Rock
ARENA - The Visitor Non-Metal
RUSH - 2112 Hard Rock
RUSH - Hemispheres Hard Rock
OPETH - Still Life Progressive Metal
BLIND GUARDIAN - A Twist in the Myth Power Metal
THE WHO - A Quick One Proto-Metal
METALLICA - Ride the Lightning Thrash Metal
METALLICA - Master of Puppets Thrash Metal
METALLICA - ...And Justice for All Thrash Metal
LED ZEPPELIN - Led Zeppelin III Hard Rock
QUEEN - Sheer Heart Attack Proto-Metal
BLIND GUARDIAN - Imaginations From the Other Side Power Metal
BLIND GUARDIAN - A Night at the Opera Power Metal
SYMPHONY X - Iconoclast Progressive Metal
KING CRIMSON - Lizard Proto-Metal
KING CRIMSON - Islands Proto-Metal
METALLICA - Kill 'em All Thrash Metal

Metal Genre Nb. Rated Avg. rating
1 Progressive Metal 20 4.15
2 Proto-Metal 18 4.06
3 Hard Rock 17 3.82
4 Power Metal 7 4.14
5 Heavy Metal 5 4.50
6 Metal Related 5 4.30
7 Folk Metal 4 4.38
8 Thrash Metal 4 2.75
9 Heavy Alternative Rock 3 4.67
10 Non-Metal 2 4.25
11 Symphonic Metal 1 4.00
12 Alternative Metal 1 5.00
13 US Power Metal 1 4.00

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WIND ROSE Shadows Over Lothadruin

Album · 2012 · Progressive Metal
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I state that I am a fan and a musician of progressive rock, in fact I wrote reviews on "Prog Archives" since many years; in general I like Metal a little less, but I find very interesting the progressive parts of some metal bands. I know WIND ROSE because they live in my town, Pisa (yes, the one with the tower!), and I must say, despite being them basically a power metal band, this band has a very strong progressive component. I have heard from a few days this their first album and I loved it! I already knew the 3 tracks of their “Demo 2010” (Majesty, Oath to betray and Led by light), which are reproduced in the album with new arrangements: these three songs are definitely attractive, powerful and melodic, very well played and with breaks in pure progressive mold. In particular, the central parts of "Majesty" and "Led by light" (which is very different from the Demo) are really exciting. The rest of the album, based on a fantasy story, told through interludes narrated, has two power style songs, such as "Endless prophecy" and "IV vanguard", which are very good and imaginative, and a song in folk style, "Siderion", absolutely exceptional and innovative: in some ways reminds me of "E’ festa-Celebration" by PFM, but with a charge and a very impressive pace, and I think that this "Siderion" may represent a workhorse of the band in concert! No one could miss in the album some quieter and more melodic songs: "Son of a thousand nights" is a beautiful and very passionate ballad, with many references to Symphony X and a final poignant; "Moon-tear sanctuary" is instead an acoustic song, almost in Jethro Tull style, with an atmosphere and a melodic taste truly impressive. Then there's the epic finale, "Close to the end", which contains all the features of this band: melody, imagination and power. In short, a great debut for this young band (they are all in their twenties); they certainly have some things to improve, especially in some vocal parts and some guitar solos, but despite this, “Shadows over Lothadruin” is one of the most beautiful albums of recent times in the field of metal and beyond. 9,5 / 10

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