When I pick up this album in the mindset of listening to it as a single song album or a movie soundtrack, I find that I am much more Album). One exception to the "bloated and too long" pattern of this album is This Heart Goes Onthe ballad of the album. Those of you familiar with Ten know that Hughes is a master of big ballads that are certain to get the panties to drop when played for that special someone.
This song is just as emotional and soulful as any number of the memorable Ten ballads from the past, and at "only" four minutes, it doesn't drag on longer than it should.
Born to the Grave is a shorter track, and Chris Francis doesn't waste a second here with his dazzling shreds and solos that blend in wonderfully with the darker and heavier edge to this song. Just enough keyboards are added to provide a perfect atmosphere, and the chorus line is catchy, but not overused. This is a big, hard rocking track that wouldn't have been out of place on Return to Evermore or Babylon. This track never vaults off onto a tangent, but instead pulls the listener in to Album) dark, romantic aura.
Again, some dazzling, but well placed solos shreds can be heard here which enhance the ambience of heartache emanating from this song. While there are a lot of fantastic ideas on this album, but the execution does not take full advantage of them. Taking a great 4 minute track and looping some of the ingredients a few more times until you get a 7 minute track is not the way to go. You need to incorporate different ideas within a song if you're going to write an album full of long Album) songs.
Instead of taking some great ideas and just repeating them, you've got to come up with differing moods, tempos, and melodies along the way. Otherwise, you risk having your great ideas lose their impact due to repetitiveness.
So, I'm not sold on Ten's epic songwriting skills with this album. And while I do think most of the songs are longer than they need to be, the fact that the raw ingredients themselves are excellent is this album's saving The Twilight Masquerade - Ten (5) - The Twilight Chronicles (CD. If you're going to have orchestral pieces duplicated and chorus lines repeated a few too many times, it's easier to forgive this as long as those repeated bits are great ones.
Clearly, this album would have been much better and more attention grabbing if about minutes total running time were shaved off the album. Don't get me wrong there is plenty here to please fans of the band, but I would not recommended this album as a starting point for those not yet familiar with Ten. There are 2 replies to this review. Last one on Wed Nov 01, am View and Post comments. Learn how and when to remove these template messages. This article needs additional citations for verification.
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AOR Ive September 30, I only thought "The robe" was a decent albumbut all other Ten albums were very good and some of them even great. This new one isn't one of the best in their careerbut I think Ten fans and most melodic rock fans in general will like this album alot.
For sure a must have. Jeffwasp September 18, The riff on "The Chronicles" is also infectiously catchy, and the whole thing is reinforced by excellent Album), especially from guitarists Chris Francis and John Halliwell. Overall, this album stands strongly against anything previously done by Ten, and that includes the more commerical but no less outstanding "Babylon".
The album is also a grower, getting better with each listen, and Anack September 13, Garry Hughes and his fellow musicians!!! WOLF September 1, Yet it's just more of the same and Album) of loses it's way half way through the album.
I think it's time that Gary let someone else help with the writingfresh blood could make all the difference. If your a fan you'll lap it up but the casual listener will not be all that impressed. Joruus August 30, Better than 2 previous albums, but not as good as i expected.
I want a comeback to spellbound, name of the rose or babylon times!! Despite all the negative comments I believed he would deliver a classy album again and he did.
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