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  • Demons and Wizards - Demons and Wizards

    Demons and Wizards - Demons and Wizards
    2000 SPV Records


Demons and Wizards - Demons and Wizards

2000 SPV Records :: Reviewed by rofreason on 2005-07-02

Weird for me to start to write this, seeing the review I wrote for Control Denied directly above. Obviously I must not hate all traditional power metal vocals, for Hansi Kursch's voice is one of my favorite's in the biz, so it must be something else... In any regard, exactly what I dislike about The Fragile Art of Existence becomes the highlight of my Demons and Wizards listening experience. Drawing the name from the Uriah Heep album from the early 70s, DW runs the gamut of emotion and sound, bursting out with opening scorcher Heaven's Denied, slowing things down to ballad territory mid-album. Yeah, it sounds like a formula, but as with any good paradigm, go with what you know and not only will it come out perfect, your confidence and performance will just get better. In all honesty, all I really have to do is drop the fact that Jon Schaffer wrote music here that rivals and may surpass his Iced Earth masterpieces, and I think you get a clear picture as to the power this disc holds. Obviously, I like the record quite a bit, and if the idea of Blind Guardian crossed with IE sounds interesting to you, then do you yourself a favor and give a listen.