Sunday, June 05, 2005

CD of The Month (June): Reckoning Night by Sonata Arctica

Finland is like a metal oasis right now. With bands like Nightwish, Edguy and Sonata Arctica releasing some of the most original rock in years. This latest disc from Sonata Arctica continues their string of excellent releases. The music is tight, melodic and overwhelming in complexity. The vocals soar and there are few singers out there that have Tony Kakko's range. There's only ten tracks on the album, but they are all great. Not much you can say bad about this group, except they didn't include their cover of Depeche Mode's "World Through My Eyes" on the disc. It can be found on the cd-single for "Don't Say A Word" and it's worth the cost of the cd by itself. Another oustanding album from an outstanding band. Reckoning Night aces it at ***** out of *****.

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