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Artist:

Nocturnal Rites

Album:

The 8th Sin

Year: 2007
Format: CD
Label: Century Media
Genre: [Melodic Power Metal]
Overall Rating: 8.5
Music: 8.5
Production: 8.0


If melodic power metal with strong pop-like sing-along choruses is something you'd fancy listening, then the eighth album by Swedish Nocturnal Rites is worth paying attention to. The group's soul is in Jonny Lindqvist, who is without a doubt one of today's best power metal vocalists. His charismatic voice together with melodic guitar lines and the catchy song structures stamp this release, and keep the listener intrigued at all times. Regardless, at times the material tends to fall a bit short in comparison to the better moments of this album, which in turn make up for those moderate sections. Compared to their previous works, the 8th Sin has a bit more aggressive and contemporary approach to songs, and occasionally industrial effects are included for flavour.

Production on this album has been handled fairly well, and this record sounds really good... for the most part - every now and then the guitar, however, is a tad too loud in the mix and introduces some distortion to the otherwise well-produced album. All in all, Nocturnal Rites' The 8th Sin is a welcome addition to any power metal fan's record collection.

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- MAGE (August 19th, 2007)



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LINE-UP:
Lindqvist, Jonny: Vocals
Mannberg, Fredrik: Guitar & Backing Vocals
Norberg, Nils: Lead Guitar
Eriksson, Nils: Bass
Lingvall, Owe: Drums

with

Miskovsky, Carolina: Female Vocals on "Me" & Backing Vocals
Frohm, Rickard: Piano on "Me"
Balta, Olec: All Narrated Voices, Percussion & salt Marimba
Kidman, Jens: Tortured Guest Scream on "Pain & Pleasure"
Kjellberg, Henrik: Backing Vocals
Ljungblad, Samuel: Backing Vocals
Producer: Nocturnal Rites & SHEP
Mixing by: Eklund, Mattias & Nocturnal Rites
Mastering by: Unavailable
TRACKLIST:
Nocturnal Rites - The 8th Sin  CD  Cover Image
01. Call out to the World
02. Never Again
03. Not the Only
04. Tell Me
05. Not Like You
06. Leave Me Alone
07. Till I Come Alive
08. Strong Enough
09. Me
10. Pain & Pleasure
11. Fools Parade

Length: 41:49
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