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I really wanted to like this release, but sadly I found it hard to take it seriously.

Master Massive are described as a mythical Swedish Heavy Metal project that is led by Jan Strandh. Their concept album 'The Pendulum' provides seventy minutes of absurd Doom Metal, although the music is firmly anchored in the eighties.
The album is littered with notable guest artists such as Peo Pettersson (Axia, Leviticus), Katarina Lilja (Therion), Erik Forsberg, Öivin Tronstad (Jupiter Society), Tony Yoansson (Masquerade), Tony Niva (Niva, Lion´s Share) and Petter Karlsson (Therion).

It certainly is an ambitious musical idea and, at times, one that works quite well. 'Sovereign Power' taps into cult Doom Metal legends Witchfinder General with old-school, dirty riffs and vocals from the grave. Even the healthy gallop in 'The Media Palace' has plenty of head-banging fuel for any Rock fan to grab hold of.

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However, on 'I Am The Prior' we get two vocalists playing off each other like arguing cast members from 'Blackadder'; I also couldn't help but think of Monty Python as well as Spinal Tap whilst listening. 'Four Dreams' has some Progressive Rock elements but a running time of eight minutes (not to mention the tiresome vocals) will test any listener.

The Pagan musical influence of the 'The Monastery' sounds quite forced and comical in my opinion, and it is not until halfway through that guitars pipe up and save the song from parody.

I really wanted to like this release, but sadly I found it hard to take it seriously.

Ray Paul

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