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  • I’m glad I bought this. The remaster is killer and well worth the price. A must for serious collectors of metal and fans of prog-metal.

    Posted on November 19, 2009 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • This is a must have. Improved sound quality, and the Ultra-rare song Dream Dancer is a great song. Don’t even think about it, just buy !

    Posted on November 19, 2009 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • En 1986 salieron a la luz muchos discos brillantes, conocidos por todos los amantes del metal, como somewhere in time de los DIOSES, pleasure to kill, reign in blood, fatal portrait, peace sells, master of puppets, awaken the guardian, etc. Pero también salieron otros discos no muy recordados pero geniales como epicus doominicus metallicus, energetic disassembly, the deluge y una obra maestra llamada Crimson glory.
    Indudablemente es un disco que no debe faltar en tu colección, en esta edición podemos contar con una canción extra.
    Este disco es para mi uno de los grandes en la historia del Metal; desde Valhala, pasando por la increible Azrael y terminando (no en esta edición) con la narración de Lost reflection.
    si aun no lo tienes pues no sabes lo que te pierdes.

    Posted on November 19, 2009 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • Today- 7/8/09 “M” is no longer with us.. Let us celebrate the legacy he leaves behind.. Too sad to continue..

    Posted on November 19, 2009 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • One of the best things about metal in the early 80’s, particularly American metal, was the sense of “anything’s possible” that so many bands embraced. It was perfectly reasonable for bands to wear armor onstage, slay giant dragons, or sport matching silver masks and have a lead singer called Midnight. As long as the quality of the music outweighed whatever image the band cultivated, bands could be as creative as they wanted, and this creativity would help define the energy of the still-developing metal movement.

    Crimson Glory may have gained initial attention due to their masks and Midnight’s mysterious persona, but their music was what made fans really take notice. The band’s self-titled 1986 debut album is an incredibly strong power metal album, drawing influence not only from Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, but contemporaries like Queensryche and Fates Warning as well. The driving forces behind this release are Jon Drenning’s frenetic guitar playing and superb songwriting skills, as well as Midnight’s high-pitched banshee’s wail. I love each of the first three Crimson Glory albums; each for different reasons. Still, I think that their debut album is the band’s strongest overall album. Every song is amazing, and the album just seems to radiate that great 80’s metal energy. I don’t know if I’d go so far as to call it a progressive metal album, but it’s definitely a power metal album with progressive elements.

    Though it doesn’t get anywhere near the praise that it is due, this album is the blueprint for many a current, fantasy-inspired, technically proficient power metal band. If you’re into power metal at all, then this isn’t even an optional purchase. It is an absolute must have album.

    Edition Notes: Metal Mind reissued Crimson Glory in 2008. The reissue – a numbered edition limited to 2,000 copies – comes housed in a digipack with expanded liner notes, digitally remastered sound, and the rare b-side “Dream Dancer” added as a bonus track. The sound quality is the main reason to buy this reissue, as it’s a big improvement over the original. Metal Mind also reissued Transcendence and Strange & Beautiful. Rating: 5/5

    Posted on November 19, 2009 - Permalink - Buy Now