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An album that will go down well with fans of well written and played melodic rock/metal.

This new album from Elvenking is my first introduction to the band and their music, and I have to say again that I have been more than pleasantly surprised by what I have heard. Of course I’d seen the name many times before but with all the other releases and bands out there you just can’t give every one that comes along a listen, so sometimes you just miss out.

Happily ‘Red Silent Tides’ is the kind of power melodic metal with folk tinges that I love, full of powerful guitar riffs, great vocals and above all else some catchy and well played songs. Though I must say ‘Red Silent Tides’ is a lot less folky than I was expecting it to be, this is because the songs on the CD, for me anyway, have more of a hard rock sound running through them, which let me tell you isn’t a bad thing at all. ‘The Last Hour’, ‘Cabal’, ‘The Nightmare Will Never End’ and ‘Runereader’ all have a very melodic edge and this helps make ‘RST’ a much more interesting album than your usual folk metal release. Singer Damna deserves praise as well, with his warm resonate vocals wringing every drop of emotion that he can from each of the songs.

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As my introduction to the band ‘Red Silent Tides’ is a rather good one and is also an album that I can say will go down well with fans of well written and played melodic rock/metal. Now I’m off to go and get their other albums.

Ian Johnson

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