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Bal-Sagoth - The Power Cosmic (10/10) - Great Britain - 1999

Genre: Epic Metal
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Playing time: 40:29
Band homepage: Bal-Sagoth

Tracklist:

  1. The Awakening Of The Stars
  2. The Voyagers Beneath The Mare Imbrium
  3. The Empyreal Lexicon
  4. Of Carnage And A Gathering Of The Wolves
  5. Callisto Rising
  6. The Scourge Of The Fourth Celestial Host
  7. Behold, The Armies Of War Descend Screaming From The Heavens!
  8. The Thirteen Cryptical Prophecies Of Mu
Bal-Sagoth - The Power Cosmic

Epic Metalheads from all over the world, cordial greetings from me! You few, loyal, small-minded as well as tolerant, bullheaded as well as open-minded Metal addicts; a thousand hailz! Let me just make you a bit partaking in one of the most amusing discs, the world of music ever brought to light. I’m talking about “The Power Cosmic” of the British gods of war BAL-SAGOTH.

 

I’m not worth it to just explain this masterpiece to you. May the gods forgive me. Everything is perfect on this disc, of the ingenious music, over the awesome cover artwork to the perfected sound. Here the barbarian elemental force of good old MANOWAR together with symphonic fortune of VIRGIN STEELE to days of "Noble Savage" and the colossal capacity EMPERORs’, as well as the gigantic tune of bettermost MAGNUM plus the darkness of good old CANDLEMASS-times have been catapulted in one giant maelstrom to charm the ears of mankind with masterworks of gods that contain keyboards as well as guitars (at least of those who own the third eye and the third ear respectively).

 

J.R.R. Tolkien meets Conan-Soundtrack meets Wagner, meets Heavy Metal!!! BAL-SAGOTH is a never-ending journey for your (and only your) chosen senses. You would like to behold the absolute clean and true light? Then close your eyes and open your mind for the sounds of "The Power Cosmic“; progressive and catchy at the same time, disdainful and at the same time exalted, and you experience the only true magic. Who at the latest is not gonna pray to the lord of the light and the music after listening to "Callisto Rising" is not curable. And this is meant more serious than serious, upon my sam!!!!! (Online December 12, 2005)

Falk Kollmannsperger



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