FAIRYLAND "The Fall Of An Empire"

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FAIRYLAND "The Fall Of An Empire"
  • Album: The Fall Of An Empire
  • Year: 2006
  • Label: NAPALM
  • Artist: 
  • France

Ex FANTASY or FANTESIA members have now released their first album at Napalm and are presented as a Speed Symphonic Metal band. My sole sense of it is as a slightly more Epic SONATA ARCTICA clone, with progressive masculine vocals impeding the Epic sound, reminding me of early MANOWAR, with speed guitars and a very brightly used keyboard. The tracks seem to integrate within a complex concept, rooted in the mythology of their lands. The journey around FAIRYLAND's fictive universe might be beautiful, but only for those enjoying symphonic elements placed in a Heavy/Progressive Metal dimension! The sound is too shiny and far too saturated in cheap optimism for me, even though there is no doubt regarding the virtuosity of the instrumentation.