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Anthropia: The Chain Reaction

Here's a band surely worthy of your consideration, the French act called Anthropia, whose music is a rousing blend of Melodic/Progressive/Power metal. Anthropia's latest, titled The Chain Reaction, is the second album from this electrifying group. The Chain Reaction reveals a band that hasn't released an album of tedious music, Anthropia throw in many varied surprises, making The Chain Reaction a very likeable release indeed.

The bands founder is guitarist and vocalist Hugues Lefebvre, and for the most part the music and lyrics are his work. Hugues has assembled quite the competent line-up of musicians, as there are impressive performances on this album from all those involved, whether it's what they convey through their instruments or the male/female vocals.

The concept of The Chain Reaction is "we meet a soul who is fed up with always doing nicely what he is told; in his next life, he will do exactly what he wants. Unfortunately, this behavior and the tragic loss of his soul mate will lead to an unexpected outcome; the end of all mankind".

The Chain Reaction begins with a brief instrumental "Incarnation(Prologue)", next up the stomping metal track "A New Self" makes a lasting impression."Whipping Soul" follows being another fine track, two of the eleven numbers on here clock in at over eight minutes, those being "Trinity (The New Consensus)" and the Ayreonish "The Tree Of Life", and both are splendid additions to the album. The exciting "The Altar Of Trust" is one of many standouts, this heavy progressive track rocks hard and has a smashing solo section, and Anthropia close the album with a lighter acoustic track "Breeze in the Leaves (Epilogue)".

Anthropia's The Chain Reaction will satisfy fans of first-rate melodic progressive/power metal; this is one of the better releases I've heard this year.

As an additional note, the album was released back in February but only in France; however it can now be purchased through their website link below.

Track List:
1. Incarnation (Prologue)
2. A New Self
3. Whipping Soul
4. The Torn Off Wing of the Butterfly
5. Take Me Home
6. The Night at the Opera
7. The Altar of Trust
8. Those Days Are Always Rainy
9. Trinity (The New Consensus)
10. The Tree of Life
11. Breeze in the Leaves (Epilogue)

Added: April 4th 2009
Reviewer: Scott Jessup
Related Link: Band Website
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Language: english

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Anthropia: The Chain Reaction
Posted by Tom Geller on 2009-04-06 02:21:58
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Agree with the reviewer, great album indeed. I particularly like the mix between the 2 singers. Very refreshing

By the way, you can also get the album from The End Records shop and Cd baby in the USA (I bought it there).


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