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Grade Scale adopted at MetalKings.com (starting from the lowest)

1 - Shite
2 - Could be worse
3 - Could be better
4 - Damn good
5 - Killer

5/5
ENID
Gradwanderer
2004
Code 666 / CD-Maximum
Folk-progressive-jazz-black "all in one"
It is a very beautiful and interesting disc. Finely mixing black metal, folk, progressive metal, jazz and blues elements, the band gave us powerful and difficult record, combined of unusual material, various by tempo, rhythm and mood. This music tends to be a music for mind. Slow piano folk or jazz melodies alternate with black or progressive guitar riffs, folk tambourines alternate with black metal kick drum, beautiful clear male vocals alternate with atmospheric chorus. Impressive disc, that can be recommended to all lovers of not simple, original and beautiful music. What a pity that after this album was published one of the leaders of the band rhythm guitar player Alboin Goldmund made a decision to leave ENID. It is quite possible that we won't hear such a multifarious and talented disc of this interesting band anymore. (Nikita Oddfish)

5/5
NAAMAH
Resensement
2004
Metal Mind Productions / CD-Maximum
Progressive gothic with amazing female vocal "look into yourself"
What an amazing, sincere, captivating vocal! It is the first, that you want to say listening to Naamah; it is what comes straight into your soul, persuading you to listen to the album again and again; it is what gives you sense of understanding all the texts before you actually start thinking over them; it is what makes you feel. It is amazing. And what an interesting music is here in this album at the same time! Non-black gothic with sequencer's strange sounds and changes of rhythm in progressive metal style is brilliantly harmonizing with this impressive vocal. You want to listen to this music in the evening in the kitchen having a cup of tea, or in your CD-player, slowly passing by numerous evening winter streets, or sitting in almost empty subway carriage…(Nikita Oddfish)

5/5
SAMAEL
Reign Of Light
2004
Regain Records / CD-Maximum
Atmospheric industrial dark metal "fill your world with energy - harmony and synergy"
Powerful album. Difficult, interesting, it is truly a work of great talent. It is apparent, that the band has done really large amount of creative job. Every composition is totally worked over; every sound knows its own personal place; nothing is made in haste and anyhow. Beautiful atmospheric sounding; deepness and multilayer structure of music; composition of black, industrial, electronic elements; excellent quality of recording; great vocals well harmonizing with music; interesting and talented texts - all of this join in the new creation of legendary band. I recommend this album to everyone, it is doubtful that somebody will be disappointed. It is really great piece of musical work. (Nikita Oddfish)

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