Review by Larry Daglieri for 12th
dimension progressive metal magazine (#2).
"beautiful, majestic, what I like to refer to as "regal-like" prog
"this sound is so clean and crisp it is astounding....
every instrument, and there are tons of them, can be heard with
"This is an outstanding piece of work, and I cannot wait to see
what these guys will come up with in the future ..... with bands like this
around, that future for prog metal looks awesome......"
Rating: 10 out of 10
"Undeniably, they came up with the musical record which is both
unique and consistent."
"'Illuminating Heights' invites you to a flight through time,
|Rating: 4.5 out of 5
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Review by Erik Welty for Metallic
"The best description that I can come up with for it is symphonic
melodic technical metal. What you're hearing is a prog metal band backed
up with violins, clarinet, saxophone, flute, and a full choir.."
"If you like symphonic metal, this disc is truly essential.."
Review by Glenn Harveston for Perpetual
"This is excellent stuff that left me begging for more."
"I can't say that I have heard anything sound quite so orchestral
in a long time."
"I almost made one of the bigger prog mistakes
of my life by not getting this."
|5 out of 5
(Essential, Forever a classic)
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Review by Marcel Leonardi for Leonardi's
"All those musicians really stand out, specially due to the great
songwriting. The melodies are beautiful, all of the instruments are
the arrangements are creative, and the singing is great. The choir really
adds to the atmosphere of the album, as the different range of the singers
make a great combination with spetacular results. "
"This is an album that manages to blend intricacy with beauty in
an elegant way."
"The booklet of this album is very beautiful, with high-quality
paper, lots of colors and cool graphic effects - it is certainly up to
par with the music"
Review in Burrn! (7/1998)
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