Ten - Illuminati
Posted by: steel jockey ()
Date: November 09, 2018 02:00AM

What a nice and listenable album this is for Ten fans. Warm production, flowing songs and Gary's warm voice and lyrical imagery. The album peters off a bit towards the end I would say but has good variety and caters for all the things that fans of the band love.

I would've preferred a rollicking yarn to end with though. But we get a so so epic ballad instead. The two opening tracks are a real fantastic way to start I must say. Be As Your Are Forever and Shield Wall in particular are just great epic rock tunes. Love the chants in Shield Wall. The Esoteric Ocean follows and slows the pace down into a more grand direction. A really great track actually. The middle of the album is a touch hit and miss. Rosetta Stone is an epic ballad. It's nice but not really my thing. The title track however probably has one of the thrashiest, heaviest riffs ever seen on a Ten album and is a classic.

Mephistopheles is another rapid fire tune that gets you tapping your toes. Exile is an ok tune but not amazing but might grow on me. Of Battles Won and Lost closes out the album with an epic ballad. I mean it oozes class but it's not really fully my thing.

Overall I would say if you love Ten, you'll be pretty happy and if you don't well move along nothing to see here..

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Ten - Illuminati422 steel jockey 11/09/2018 02:00AM
Re: Ten - Illuminati 251 wykkedsensation 11/09/2018 04:19AM
Re: Ten - Illuminati 230 Rondo (NI) 11/09/2018 07:30AM
Re: Ten - Illuminati 275 Andrew 11/09/2018 06:53AM
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Re: Ten - Illuminati 167 Addyeddy 11/09/2018 11:17AM
Re: Ten - Illuminati 167 fox-roxx 11/09/2018 12:27PM
Re: Ten - Illuminati 99 Idiosyncrasy 11/10/2018 01:06AM
Re: Ten - Illuminati 192 Carl1 11/09/2018 01:45PM
Re: Ten - Illuminati 185 Moonchild 11/09/2018 02:15PM
Re: Ten - Illuminati 174 rocknut 11/09/2018 02:25PM
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Re: Ten - Illuminati 150 pjs 11/09/2018 03:56PM
Re: Ten - Illuminati 153 fox-roxx 11/09/2018 04:07PM
Re: Ten - Illuminati 138 RNRPREACHER1 11/09/2018 04:22PM
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Re: Ten - Illuminati 155 rocknut 11/09/2018 04:36PM
Re: Ten - Illuminati 136 RNRPREACHER1 11/09/2018 06:24PM
Re: Ten - Illuminati 132 Doug Wolfgang 11/09/2018 07:15PM
Re: Ten - Illuminati 129 Rondo (NI) 11/09/2018 10:08PM
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