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Pretty Maids - Carpe Diem (8,5/10) - Denmark - 2000

Genre: Melodic Metal
Label: Massacre Records
Playing time: 51:20
Band homepage: Pretty Maids


  1. Violent Tribe
  2. Carpe Diem
  3. Tortured Spirit
  4. Wouldn't Miss You
  5. Clay
  6. Poisoned Pleasures
  7. Until It Dies
  8. Unwritten Pages
  9. For Once In Your Life
  10. They Are All A Like
  11. Time Awaits For No One
  12. Invisible Chains
Pretty Maids - Carpe Diem
Ah, isn't it a nice feeling to have four pretty maids from Denmark around you? OK, this is hypothetic, but the Gentlemen Atkins, Hammer, Jackson and Fast (well, Danish sounds different to me) are confusing the fans worldwide for 17 years now...

"Carpe Diem" is their, ehm let's count, eighth complete studio-album, which is typically PRETTY MAIDS again, covering almost all facets of Melodic Rock to Metal. Be it powerful, fast crackers like "Violent Tribe", "Carpe Diem", "Poisoned Pleasures" or "They All Are A Like", stomping to lightly-stepping tracks à la "Tortured Spirit", "For Once In Your Life" and "Invisible Chains" or partly very heaviness-reduced compositions like "Clay" and "Time Awaits For No One", they all can be categorised in the first division of the respective sounds, even though I still like the PRETTY MAIDS best, when they are cranking up the volume...

Therefore I'll give you the following tracks as highlights: the opener "Violent Tribe", "Poisoned Pleasures", "They Are All A Like" and the good Rocker "Invisible Chains".

And I hope that for the official CD the tracklist has been sorted again, because with mine it's more a searching game :)

Alexander Melzer

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