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Marius Danielsen’s Legend of Valley Doom – Marius Danielsen’s Legend of Valley Doom Part 2

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Last Updated on 07:57 PM by Giorgos Tsekas

Genre: Symphonic Power Metal
Country: Norway
Label: Crime Records
Year: 2019

Maris Danielsen’s Legend of Valley Doom is a very ambitious collaboration by the Danielsens. Maybe some of us have Norway in our minds as strongly related to extreme sound. This time, we are talking about an epic / melodic power metal opera. If Avantasia come directly to mind, you are not completely mistaken. If you add Timo Tolkki’s Avalon to the equation, you have a fuller picture of the band and the album. Pompous orchestrated parts, chorals, melody and a plethora of guest musicians. The singers are actually taking the roles and impersonate the characters they talk about in the songs. Many times, the guest appearances exist to draw the eyes on a certain work. Here, I think it works the other way around. Part 2, and its predecessor, are very well made, well worked to the detail and ambitious so that the musicians want to leave their mark. I will refer some, Michael Kiske, Tim Ripper Owens and Blaze Bayley. Lyrically, the album follows the known patterns about kings, warriors, wizards and the likes. At certain moments, Part 1 is superior and we can see if they can surpass themselves in their next work. Lastly, it should be noted that with twelve tracks and seventy two minutes total duration, Part 2 needs a lot of listens so that it can be understood. I believe power metal fans will find an album here that will keep their attention for a long time to come.

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