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Damnatio Memoriae

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Damnatio Memoriae

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Release Date: 2010
Label: Black Bord Records
Genre: Melodic, Power
1. Sun Is The Witness
2. Unchained Soul
3. Run With The Wolf
4. Three Clowns
5. Children Of The Sun
6. Destiny
7. Prelude Of Tragedy
8. Wounded Knee
9. Frozen Ground
10. The Old Men Say
11. Resurrection Of A Dream
12. Brave
13. The Earth Only Endures
14. Birth Of Betrayal
15. Damnatio Memoriae
16. Funeral Of Hatred

Review by JD on August 22, 2010.

I saw this band’s name and it actually leapt out at me when it hit my desk. I smiled and stared at it for a few moments. I did not know what to be expecting from a band that was calling themselves Medusa’s Child. Let us see together what they bring, shall we (evil laughter ensues?.)

This German band is hard to actually pin down what it is that they do because there is so much going on in each track and throughout. Stylish Progressive Rock seems to flawlessly mingle with explosive Hard Rock with some so clear straight ahead metal that has hints of Gothic Metal as well. To me, Medusa’s Child is almost a bastardized marriage of styles that include 80's Power metallists Omen that then meets Savatage and ends up mixed with Ravens Cry and their countrymen Crematory. Pretty cool, huh?

Songs include varying topics like historical facts like the 'Wounded Knee', the destruction of the American Indian culture and the contradicting ideas towards faith... Medusa’s Child shows that they have the ability to write about anything they want with clarity, heart and passion. Then put it out there in a clear and precise manner. As far as lyrics go... these are some of the
most intelligent ever.

Moving lyrics, complex ideas, intelligent thoughts and seriously heavy... this band got it all and a infinite amounts of talent as well. If this was an atomic bomb, it would be rated ten million Megatons. Eclectic sounding to the hilt...but instantly becomes a dirty little pleasure as well. That is what happens when a quality band puts out an exceptional album... people listen.

Categorical Rating Breakdown

Musicianship: 9
Atmosphere: 9
Production: 8.5
Overall: 8

Rating: 8.5 out of 10