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Fifth Angel - Time Will Tell (10/10) - USA - 1989

Genre: Melodic Metal
Label: Epic Records
Playing time: 48:34
Band homepage: -


  1. Cathedral
  2. Midnight Love
  3. Seven Hours
  4. Broken Dreams
  5. Time Will Tell
  6. Lights Out
  7. Wait For Me
  8. Angel Of Mercy
  9. We Rule
  10. So Long
  11. Feel The Heat
Fifth Angel - Time Will Tell

To be able to understand the enthusiasm and class around and of FIFTH ANGEL’s second and unfortunately last album, you have to know the first album of the Melodic Metal titans by heart. Compared to the previous album not much has changed, just a little move towards a bigger mass compatibility has been done, which did not to any damage to the album whatsoever.


Unfortunately the mass did not notice, otherwise the band would have had to get huge. Because if the ballad “Broken Dreams” is not unmatched in its wonderful emotions, then I’ll be a red robin! But what would a Hard’n’Heavy album without well-groomed rocker? Right, nothing! The same here. Who ever has heard the monstrous „We Rule“ won’t be able to imagine life without this mega hymn anymore. Or the cover version of the U.F.O. classic “Lights Out“, just great. As each and every other song on this CD, too.


There are many damn good bands in the melodic heavier range, but FIFTH ANGEL forever will be in the absolute forefront. Here reign four men, each of them a first-rate talent in his profession, together, though, unbeatable. Both FIFTH ANGEL are on the same level as, for example, QUEENSRYCHE’s “The Warning”, just a lot more accessible. Here we have the proof how you have to combine brilliant melodies with highest claims, without getting corny or frilly and still manage to really rock. Could hardly be any better. (Online March 9, 2004)

Falk Kollmannsperger

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