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Lost Horizon - A Flame From The Ground Beneath (9/10) - Sweden - 2003

Genre: Power Metal
Label: Music For Nations
Playing time: 52:42
Band homepage: Lost Horizon

Tracklist:

  1. Transdimensional Revelation
  2. Pure
  3. Lost On The Depths Of Me
  4. Again Will The Fire Burn
  5. The Song Of Earth
  6. Cry Of A Restless Soul
  7. Think Not Forever
  8. Highlander (The One)
  9. Deliverance
Lost Horizon - A Flame From The Ground Beneath
The debut "Awakening The World" of the Swedish LOST HORIZON was a truly sensation. The media put them unjustifiably in the True-lala corner but this doesn't do justice to the exciting music of LOST HORIZON. Similar to the sensational DREAM EVIL, which are compatriots of them, they are really above all that clone-acts. One could recognize some MAIDEN & QUEENSRYCHE influences on their debut, but on their second long player, the sextet detected their own style.

Melodic songs still dominate, but pretty more complexly. But no fear, these are no songs, which aren't easy to digest at all. But one has to spend some time with them - no easy listening! But that's the secret of this record, one still will love in some years while one can't listen to all that catchy tunes in a few weeks.

In any case, the band has increased and they created timeless songs with true killer choruses, which are very detailed and after some time, they will stuck in your mind like a virus! As tips, I can recommend the dramatic, nearly nine minutes long "Lost In The Depths Of Me" or the ingenious twelve minutes hammer song "Highlander (The One)". Who isn't inspired after listening that, can't be helped. (Online March 14, 2003)

Ralf Henn



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