Dark Empire From Refuge to Ruin

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Artist Dark Empire
Year 2012
Release Date
27. Mar 2012
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Studio Album
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Added by Time_Signature 8 years ago
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8.0 x1
Prog-Related Power Metal
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One user rates this album 7.0 or better, nobody rates it lower. nobody thinks it is prog, one user thinks it is merely related to prog and nobody thinks that it's not prog. show details
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Review by Time_Signature 8 years ago <Permalink>
8.0
Prog-Related Power Metal
I've always thought that there should be "power" in power metal, and one of the reasons that I am very critical of the genre (which I otherwise love very much) is that a lot of power metal tends to be cheesy and even goofy in a sort of happy puppy way. The American power metallers in Dark Empire's music is free of power metal cheese, and full of "power" all the way through.

Stylistically, I would say that we are dealing with power-thrash than pure power metal, which is underlined already in the opening track 'A Plague in the Throne Room', which might even be described as more thrash than power metal. Dark Empire not only make use of elements from thrash metal; like Cage and Iron Fire, Dark Empire also incorporate elements from extreme metal into their style, and this is one feature that I welcome. Thus, Dark Empire make use of additional growled vocals, provided by guitarist Matt Moliti, which go well together with main vocalist Brian Larkin's more traditional US power metal vocals. Larkin has a powerful and a kind of ... -> show full review
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