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Artist:

Voyager

Album:

Element V

Year: 2004
Format: CD
Label: DVS
Genre: [Melodic Metal/Power Metal/Black Metal/Progressive Metal/Electronic]
Overall Rating: 8.0
Music: 8.5
Production: 7.5


Element V is the debut album of Australian band Voyager. Their music is a mixture of several music styles, namely melodic metal, power metal, black metal and occasionally even progressive metal and electronic music. However, at all times their music stays quite accessible. One way of showing their diversity is that I can't exactly name a band that is similar to Voyager. However, there are bands that share some similarity to Voyager (for example, Time Machine and Labrinth).

Since Voyager's style consists of many genres, also vocals are varying... On Element V you'll hear both clean mid-range vocals (reminding of Time Machine and other Italian prog-metal bands) and black/death metal grunting. Although I consider diversity of a record as a benefit, others might value the accessibility of a record more.

Sounds on Element V are quite fitting... In my view, only the rhythm guitar tone needs some tweaking (it had too much fuzz). The recordings are rather clean (there was one clip, but other than that there's nothing else to complain about).

Overall, Voyager's Element V is a good debut album... Listeners of diverse melodic metal might want to check it out. The most laudable aspects of Voyager's music are the melodies and diversity. Element V definitely got me intrigued to hear their upcoming albums...

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- MAGE (01.02.2005)



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LINE-UP:
Rudnicki, Emanuel: Guitar
Callaghan, Geoff: Drums & Percussion
Estrin, Daniel: Vocals & Keyboards
De Vattima, Mark: Guitar
Fiocco, Melissa: Bass
Producer: Barton, Sir Aidan; Estrin, Daniel & Rudnicki, Emanuel
Mixing by: Barton, Sir Aidan
Mastering by: Barton, Sir Aidan
TRACKLIST:
Voyager - Element V  CD  Cover Image
01. Sic Transit Gloria Mundi
02. To the Morning Light
03. Cosmic Armageddon Pt 1
04. Towards Uncertainty
05. The Eleventh Meridian
06. This Bitter Land
07. The Ancient Labyrinth
08.  Miseria
09. Monument
10. The V Element
11. Cosmic Armageddon Pt II
12. Kingdoms of Control
13. Time for Change
14. Echoes of Old Terra
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