- Audio CD (Dec 11 2001)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Edel Europe
- ASIN: B00000B8AA
- Other Editions: Audio CD
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
This isn't another metal album that combines operatic chores and symphonic orchestra just to impress the listener. Each organ that is played by the band's members (there are no session musicians here) has a meaning with the whole result being a solid and surprising album.
To me this is far more superior that "Theli" from Therion (even though they are quite different) who first began this wave of orchestra/ metal.
It's more of a classical music with metal characteristics than the other way around. This means that the more you listen to it the more you like it. If the music tires you because of the changes the first times that you listen to it know that it is just for the beggining. For example, to me the classical music sounds very tiring and difficult. Haggard manages to have all the aspects of classical music but without boring the listener.
There are great operatic chores, death metal vocals, heavy guitars, but mostly about 15 traditional organs that give Haggard their own identity and sets them appart from the rest of the bands that follow this music pattern.