Artist/ Band: Missa Mercuria
Title: Missa Mercuria
Label: Lion Music
Year of Release: 2004
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The concept of this album is one that is all too familiar but needs to be told as much as possible. We need to be reminded of our of our place on Earth and to not take things for granted. I really enjoy the female vocals (Sabine Edelsbacher) the best on Missa Mercuria. The male vocals (DC Cooper) is too over the top for my tastes. One difference, over other metal operas, is the lyrics aren’t dwelling on the cheese factor. They’re very well done and helps the story along.
I found while this is primarily a progressive metal band, they do tread in other styles such as a slight folk and Celtic vibe. I’d recommend this band to those of you that enjoy such bands as “The Gathering”, “Blind Guardian”, “Ambeon”, “Ayreon” Within Temptation as well as Lion Music label mates, Condition Red.
Reviewed by Ron Fuchs on July 18th, 2004
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