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Adagio - Sanctus Ignis


01. Second Sight
02. The Inner Road
03. In Nomine...
04. The Stringless Violin
05. Seven Lands Of Sin
06. Order Of Enlil
07. Sanctus Ignis
08. Panem Et Circenses
09. Immigrant Song


Heavy Metal / Neo-Classical / Symphonic

Released By / Year

NTS / 2001

Quick Review

One Word Review: Allegiant

A highly promising debut from this French band playing Symphonic neo-classical heavy metal with some progressive and power tendencies. The band excels in capturing a grand atmosphere and the music is technically very impressive, especially guitarist and main songwriter Stéphan Forté lays down some outstanding work. The music has lots of orchestration, is varied and often changes pace and atmosphere through the songs, but the instrumental sections still drag on at times and make me lose focus. I think it is mostly due to the dull drum sound, since both guitar and keyboard provide some interesting rides.

There is huge potential here and most ideas work well. There is a cohesion to the album and it works as a concept album based on religious themes. I'm not sure why I never continued following Adagio. They seem to have slipped through the cracks.

Favorite songs: Second Sight, In nomine., The Stringless Violin, Sanctus Ignis

Written By Steen
Online: Wednesday, February 3, 2016