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Crimson Glory


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2.20 | 34 ratings

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2 stars To hit rock bottom would be too nice a term for this album. Allthough the sound quality and musicianship is excellent, Crimson Glory have taken a big step in the hard rock direction with this one. They have left their metal roots behind for hard rock bluesy riffing. On top of that there are still a progressive/ Symphonic feel to some of the passages in the songs, but they are almost gone. I hear wague leanings toward Seattle too.

This is a strange album, as I feel Crimson Glory played on two horses. The Bluesy Hard Rock and their more traditional heavy metal past, but with a strong overweight of hard rock. It sometimes remind me of Extreme on Three Sides to a Story, with Axl Rose on vocals ( Yes Midnight sounds a lot like the GunsīnīRoses frontman on many of the songs, his high screams almost gone).

This was a big dissapointment to the fans of Crimson Glory and it subsequently led to the demise of the band. Really a shame as they had found a great style with their previous album Transendence. If they had developed that further there is no telling what Crimson Glory could have achived. They were after all great musicians.

UMUR | 2/5 |


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