"Progressive Darkness" (Navarre; 2004)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Moonlyght is a Canadian metal troupe whose sound encompasses many different genres of metal - from laden with darker-edged keyboard to classic guitar-led valiant metal to folksy forest-esque stuff - usually in the span of one song. 

On "Progressive Darkness," the epic songwriting is imperative (only one song is under five minutes long) and this device serves to place the listener on a fantastic, metallic journey that melds traditional metal with some more progressive and experimental elements. 

If you've got the attention span and the ability to appreciate detail, or if Dream Theater is your favorite band but you dig Satyricon and Cradle of Filth, too, then "Progressive Darkness" may be just what you're looking for. 

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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