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Celestial Crown : Suicidal Angels

'Suicidal Angels' is a remastered album, which was originally recorded back in 2000 and 2001, except for 'Two For Tragedy', an (actually well done) Nightwish cover, which was done in 2005. The material on this album is comparable to that on the other recent Celestial Crown releases, such as 'A Veiled Empire', which is reviewed above.

On the whole, I guess I can say the same about this album as about the last one. It's all pretty well done melodic metal, with a mix of clean male and female vocals, growls and screams. As that description suggests, there's a lot of melody in the songs, which makes it all quite varied. Here and there, there's a bit of doomy atmosphere as well, such as on 'A Wish', which is also the best song.

Nevertheless, as with the previous releases, it's all not particularly surprising or groundbreaking. Celestial Crown is definitely a strong player on the local (Estonian) scene, but it lacks the originality so far to be able to make it on the international scene. If you're interested in checking out the band, I recommended getting 'A Veilied Empire' first, as it is slightly better.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Under the Black Sun
2. Trapped in the Dark
3. Holy Waters
4. Embittered with Grief
5. A Wish
6. Supreme Domination
7. Two for Tragedy
8. Return to the Haunted Shores (Suicidal Mix)

Duration : Approx. 44 minutes

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Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Oscar Strik
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