Artist : Elegy
Country : Netherlands
Release : Forbidden Fruit [Japan Edition]
Year : 2000
Genre : Heavy Metal
File Type : mp3 320
Download : Get It Here
I still have not landed from this incredible melodic metal ride. Ian Parry has fallen on this head or what? All metal styles are visited by the man. You want speed riffs with a killing chorus and a groove rhythm "a la Malmsteen" just listen to Force Majeure, one of the best song of the year. Killing Time speeches itself. IceHouse, the opening song, is simply perfect : after the intro, a duel between keyboard and guitar and here comes some heavy riff (fast rhythm and what a drum !!!).
And they dare to call this as progressive metal. This is "fucking" melodic metal at its best !!! Behind The Tears (fourth song) is the perfect continuation of Manifestation Of Fear (previous Elegy's record) ... but as been written by Patrick Rondat. Yes Mr. Rondat himself plays guitar on this masterpiece. He has written three excellent songs by the way (if not the best for their "progressive feeling").