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Will ultimately stand or fall on people's tolerance for more of the same in a crowded marketplace.

So...another day, another Symphonic Metal band. This one comes from Richard Fischer and Boris Zaks of Operatika (always with the K's these bands) who have drafted in vocalist Raine Hilai for another stab at what is becoming a rather overpopulated genre.

American rather than European, Midnight Eternal should keep any fan of the genre happy if not ecstatic. Hilai has a good voice and does the job but lacks the power and passion that the likes of Floor Jansen can deliver. The thing about this album is that it does absolutely nothing wrong. Twelve tracks of well-played, well-constructed Symphonic Metal are delivered in a fine state, and they even make the final track twice the length of the rest because, well, that's what you do.

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And that's the problem, really – Midnight Eternal fails to stand out in just about every conceivable way because there's absolutely nothing here that you don't already own. Bizarrely, the most notable track is a two minute instrumental that really Rocks. On the plus side, there is plenty of really sweet guitar play throughout and the whole thing has a nice mix that allows all the instruments to have their glory.

If you love a bit of Female-Fronted Symphonic Metal my advice here would be to try before you buy, as the track 'Signs Of Fire' is on YouTube and is a great representation of the band. Whilst the band is undeniably competent, 'Midnight Eternal' will ultimately stand or fall on people's tolerance for more of the same in a crowded marketplace.

Alan Holloway

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