Royal Hunt

Info about Royal Hunt
Country Denmark
Added By Mike
14 years ago
Base Genre
1993-2018 Metal
Links
http://www.myspace.com/royalhuntmusic
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7.9 x15
Symphonic Neo Prog Power Metal
Reception
10 users rate this artist 7.0 or better, nobody rates it lower. 6 users think it is prog, two users think it is merely related to prog and nobody thinks that it's not prog. show details
Track Statistics The database currently contains 107 studio tracks by Royal Hunt.
Track durations range from 1m 04s to 10m 31s, averaging at 4m 58s with a standard deviation of 1m 41s.
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Review by Time_Signature 11 years ago <Permalink>
Royal HuntListen - Collision Course: Paradox II 2008
9.0
Symphonic Prog Power Metal
Power metal lives on...

"Collision Course" is certainly a good listen if you like European style power metal with its epicness, melodic patterns and symphonic nature. The album is perhaps not terribly original, but, of course, if it ain't broken then why fix it? And, I tell you, it's not broken. The songs work fine, and there's plenty of interesting instrumentation; in addition to the classical rock guitar-bass-drums(-keyboard) set-up, the album features cellos, percussion, violins, accordions and woodwinds... all of which contributes to the overall epic feel.
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Review by Mike 14 years ago <Permalink>
Royal HuntListen - Eye Witness 2003
7.5
Prog-Related Metal
This is a very pleasant metal album. It would be an excellent addition to any metal collection, but it's not really a progressive album like their 90s albums, so they get one star less than they would deserve from a metal standpoint.

The tracks are all quite ok, no fillers. The production is very good, with the guitars and vocals dominating the mix.

There are a few standout tracks: Wicked Lounge has extremely cool lyrics and saxophone, a very laid back track compared to their usual neo-classical prog metal. The Prayer features church organ and majestic vocal arrangements ... their singer is phenomenal. Most of the other tracks are power metal songs with occasional glimpses of neo-classical interludes and solos on synth and guitar.
Review by Mike 14 years ago <Permalink>
Royal HuntListen - Paper Blood 2005
7.0
Prog-Related Metal
This is a tremendously well done album. I'm not sure if it satisfies the requirements that some people define for prog music, but it does for me.

The foremost quality of this album is the level of sophistication in every aspect of the music - the production, the songwriting, the arrangements, the vocals etc.. I think that this album is a perfect combination of their previous albums The Mission and Eyewitness. It is much more diverse than The Mission, and much more complex than Eyewitness.

There are many unusual sounds they rarely used before. The only problem for me is that most of the songs are based on standard rock song structures, reminiscent of Deep Purple and Whitesnake. But they add so much complexity, neo-classical interludes, solos etc. that it never get's boring - if you're into that kind of music.
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Collision Course: Paradox II 2008
 #1

8.0 x6
Symphonic Prog Power Metal
Paradox 1997
 #2

8.1 x5
Prog Metal
The Mission 2001
 #3

8.1 x4
Prog Metal
Moving Target 1996
 #4

8.1 x3
Symphonic Neo Prog Metal
Clown in the Mirror 1994
 #5

7.7 x4
Neo Prog Metal
Paper Blood 2005
 #6

7.0 x5
Prog Metal
A Life To Die For 2013
 #7

8.3 x2
Prog Metal
Land of Broken Hearts 1993
 #8

7.7 x3
Prog Power Metal
Eye Witness 2003
 #9

7.0 x3
Prog Metal
Show Me How To Live 2011
 #10

7.6 x2
Prog Metal
X 2010
 #11

8.3 x1
Prog Metal
XIII - Devil's Dozen 2015
 #12

7.8 x1
Prog Metal
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25 Anniversary - 2016 2017, Live
 2 months ago
rushfan4
7.8
Prog Metal
XIII - Devil's Dozen 2015
 3 years ago
rushfan4
7.8
Prog Metal
XIII - Devil's Dozen 2015
 3 years ago
rushfan4
7.8
Prog Metal
XIII - Devil's Dozen 2015
 3 years ago
rushfan4
7.8
Prog Metal
A Life To Die For 2013
 4 years ago
rushfan4
8.2
Prog Metal
A Life To Die For 2013
 5 years ago
rushfan4
8.2
Prog Metal
X 2010
 5 years ago
rushfan4
8.3
Prog Metal
X 2010
 5 years ago
rushfan4
8.3
Prog Metal
Show Me How To Live 2011
 6 years ago
rushfan4
7.6
Prog Metal
Collision Course: Paradox II 2008
 6 years ago
rushfan4
8.0
Symphonic Prog Power Metal
Paper Blood 2005
 6 years ago
rushfan4
6.5
Prog Metal
The Watchers 2002, Best Of
 6 years ago
rushfan4
7.5
Prog Metal
The Mission 2001
 6 years ago
rushfan4
8.3
Prog Metal
Fear 1999, EP
 6 years ago
rushfan4
7.6
Symphonic Prog Metal
Paradox 1997
 6 years ago
rushfan4
7.8
Prog Metal
Moving Target 1996
 6 years ago
rushfan4
7.6
Symphonic Neo Prog Metal
Clown in the Mirror 1994
 6 years ago
rushfan4
8.0
Prog Metal
Land of Broken Hearts 1993
 6 years ago
rushfan4
7.7
Prog Power Metal
Show Me How To Live 2011
 6 years ago
rushfan4
7.6
Prog Metal
Show Me How To Live 2011
 7 years ago
rushfan4
7.6
Prog Metal