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At Vance - Dragonchaser (7,5/10) - Germany - 2001

Genre: Power Metal
Label: Shark Records
Playing time: 51:57
Band homepage: At Vance

Tracklist:

  1. Dragonchaser
  2. Ages Of Glory
  3. Crucified
  4. Beethoven, 5th Sinfonie
  5. Heaven Can Wait
  6. The Winner Takes It All
  7. My Bleeding Heart
  8. Two Kings
  9. Too Late
  10. Ases Death
At Vance - Dragonchaser
Surprise! "Dragonchaser" contains classically influenced Power Metal with strong vocals!

What? You are not surprised? Hm, why that? Only because the first two albums already had been in that style? You're kill-joys!

Where is the difference to "Dragonchaser"? Well, to be honest, I couldn't say. It doesn't sound the same, but undisputedly travels down the same waters, so let's move on to the songs.

Just like on the first efforts, you'll get a mix from fast, double-bass-driven Power Metal with more than just a few classical influences, comparable mid-tempo-stuff and the obligatory ballad.

And also an AT VANCE-tradition are cover-versions. "Dragonchaser" offers us two, "The Winner Takes It All", by ABBA, OK, but nothing special, and an eight-minute-Metal-variation of Beethovens fifth symphony, which is somehow impressive.

So who likes the above-mentioned style-mix will get a good album, who hasn't like it yet won't get converted by "Dragonchaser" either...

Alexander Melzer



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