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Chinchilla - Madtropolis (9,5/10) - Germany - 2003

Genre: Power Metal
Label: Metal Blade Records
Playing time: 57:44
Band homepage: Chinchilla

Tracklist:

  1. The Arise Of Madtropolis (Intro)
  2. Our Destiny
  3. A Dance With The Devil
  4. When The Sand Darkens The Sun
  5. Entire World
  6. Satellite
  7. Heavy Metal
  8. Headless Fools
  9. Turn Around The Magic Table
  10. Money Rules Everything
  11. Battle Of The World
  12. Madtropolis
  13. The Fall Of Madtropolis (outro)
Chinchilla - Madtropolis
I always knew of the band, but never heard of them. Let me just tell you that I will now go out and buy all of their releases. This band simply kicks major Power Metal ass. They are solid and play Power Metal with a tremendous set of balls. Sure, this is typical Power Metal with nothing new being added, but the guys put a certain touch to it that makes it rock out.

I know the vocals may seem annoying to some, but I have heard much worse. Thomas adds some grit to his vocal chords and at least they sound manly. "Our Destiny" is played with such conviction and the keys that are added to the song add a little finesse to the band's overall sound. The sound remains rather consistent with only minor tempo changes from each song. "Entire World" goes for more a mid-tempo, but it still packs quite a wallop and the bass lines are just oh so thick and rich. Got to love the bass!!!

You only get one real ballad here on "Satellite", but everything else is packed with power in every note that they play their songs on. The band has it all and make it all work out rather nicely. I love this band and you should too. I thought Power Metal was taking a major dive here, but thank God for bands like this that show me that it's still alive and well if you know what to do with it. (Online September 15, 2003)

Joe Florez



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