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The Seventh Power - Eternal Power

Post by Driven on Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:54 pm

I thought I'd post the first review here, which shall in fact be a mini-review. The Seventh Power released, last month, their third full album, "Eternal Power".

Eternal Power is 10 tracks of heavy, effected, progressive metal. Robert Sweet plays drums, and Bill Menchen does "everything else". You can sample it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1FMvsfgRt4

The album is what I'd call good but not great. There aren't as many first-listen hooks as the albums from before, but after a few listens the melodies become stronger and very catchy. The soloing feels average (not Bill's greatest) and the lyrics are kind of awkward at moments. Robert Sweet, however, is totally unleashed.

I consider the best songs to be "Bow Down", "Eternal Power", "Majesty on High", and "We Sail". The rest aren't exactly weak (except for "Godbleed" and "New Creation") but just good.

Should you buy it? If you're not afraid to try something somewhat new, then yes; if you like all of Bill Menchen's work, then yes. If not, then this might not be up your alley.
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Re: The Seventh Power - Eternal Power

Post by alldatndensum on Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:57 am

As someone who has been a Bill Menchen fanboy, I would say to save your cash this time. If there were things that just didn't gel for you on the previous Seventh Power projects, then this is going to bug you even more. The vocals are very robotic sounding, the solos could be pulled off by a mediocre guitarist like myself, and there are NO big hooks to drag you in. If you haven't ordered already, you might not want to do that.
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Re: The Seventh Power - Eternal Power

Post by Staybrite on Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:41 pm

Based on both of those less than glowing recommendaitons I'm gonna pass.

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Re: The Seventh Power - Eternal Power

Post by Candlemass on Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:23 am

I liked the first 7th Power release, at first, but it got boring rather quickly. I really like Titanic and Final Axe, but that is more than enough Menchen for me, whom I think is spreading his art rather thin.
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Re: The Seventh Power - Eternal Power

Post by Through The Dark Radio on Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:39 am

fragile wrote:I liked the first 7th Power release, at first, but it got boring rather quickly. I really like Titanic and Final Axe, but that is more than enough Menchen for me, whom I think is spreading his art rather thin.

I wouldn't say he's spreading himself thin as much as he needs to progress a bit more as an overall musician.
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Re: The Seventh Power - Eternal Power

Post by deathisgain on Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:37 pm

"Red Rocks" is the only release of his that I have really dug.
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Re: The Seventh Power - Eternal Power

Post by Jessrox on Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:15 am

From what I heard, I like the simple heavy riffs and the drumming is killer. The vox are typical menchen vox. With Menchen it's all about his tone, which is tough. God Bleed, Majesty on high, and peace I leave with you, rock!
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Re: The Seventh Power - Eternal Power

Post by Driven on Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:18 am

I wouldn't say that there are no hooks. They come out on the second or third listen. Tetelestai!
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Re: The Seventh Power - Eternal Power

Post by mr.electric40 on Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:51 pm



I like the latest album myself....
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Re: The Seventh Power - Eternal Power

Post by Guest on Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:56 pm

My main problem with this band is the vocals. To me the vocals are just annoying.

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