"Underwater Bells" (My Graveyard Productions; 2009)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

A dose of rousing metal from Italy comes courtesy of Revoltons, a quintet whose Iced Earth-by-way-of-Hammerfall style melds virtuoso abilities with strong compositions on "Underwater Bells."

This 15-track release comfortably straddles the line between power metal's presence and progressive metal's prowess with the grace of bands such as Fates Warning shining on cuts like "Cybertale" and "London Fall."

Packing an anthemic punch ("Berserker") while taking it down to a symphonic level with relative ease ("Scanning Horizons"), this well-versed outfit fits in nicely amongst your melodic metal albums.

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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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