Allen - Lande ‎– The Battle

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Frontiers Records ‎– FR CD 257
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1 Another Battle
Vocals – Jørn Lande, Russell Allen
5:19
2 Hunters's Night
Vocals – Russell Allen
5:38
3 Wish For A Miracle
Vocals – Jørn Lande, Russell Allen
4:40
4 Reach A Little Longer
Vocals – Jørn Lande
5:26
5 Come Alive
Vocals – Jørn Lande, Russell Allen
4:52
6 Truth About Our Time
Vocals – Jørn Lande, Russell Allen
4:47
7 My Own Way Home
Vocals – Jørn Lande
4:46
8 Ask You Anyway
Vocals – Russell Allen
5:10
9 Silent Rage
Vocals – Jørn Lande, Russell Allen
4:24
10 Where Have The Angels Gone
Vocals – Jørn Lande
4:44
11 Universe Of Light
Vocals – Russell Allen
5:23
12 The Forgotten Ones
Vocals – Jørn Lande, Russell Allen
5:24

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Distributed in Germany by Soulfood.

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  • Barcode (Text): 8 024391 025727
  • Barcode (Scanned): 8024391025727
  • Matrix / Runout: DIGITALECO OPTICAL DISC FR CD 257 - 81765
  • Mastering SID Code: none
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  • Rights Society: SIAE

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FR CD 257 Allen - Lande The Battle(CD, Album) Frontiers Records FR CD 257 Italy 2005 Sell This Version
FR CD 257 Allen - Lande The Battle(CD, Album, Promo) Frontiers Records FR CD 257 Italy 2005 Sell This Version
MMMF 2111 Allen - Lande The Battle(CD, Album) Rock Empire Music MMMF 2111 Taiwan 2005 Sell This Version
MICP-10536 Allen - Lande The Battle(CD, Album, Promo) Avalon MICP-10536 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
OTR031 Allen - Lande The Battle(CD, Album) Over The Rainbow Records OTR031 Mexico 2005 Sell This Version

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justinsgaines

justinsgaines

March 15, 2019

Given the two phenomenal vocal talents involved - Russell Allen (Symphony X) and Jorn Lande (ex-everyone else) - was anyone really expecting less than greatness from The Battle?

I'm a vocalist fan first and foremost. I think technical prowess is important and enjoy instrumental pyrotechnics as much as the next guy, but my enjoyment of an album will ultimately have a lot more to do with how well the singer belts out the songs than how long a guitarist can shred or how many strings a bassist uses. As technical as Symphony X's music gets, Russell Allen is the main reason I buy their albums. And as for Jorn Lande, let's face it - the man is a vocal god.

The Battle is an album that is perfectly tailored for these vocal titans. The songs are extremely melodic, extremely well-written, and capitalize on the full range, power and emotion each singer possesses. Jorn is no stranger to this kind of melodic metal, but hearing Russell Allen in this setting makes me think his talents may be wasted in Symphony X, where he often has to remain silent while Michael Romeo is Yngwie-ing around.

And while much credit is due both singers, I think special mention should be made of guitarist/songwriter Magnus Karlsson, as it is his songs these guys are singing. Karlsson, a veteran of such first class melodic metal bands as Last Tribe and Starbreaker, is one of the two best "behind the scenes" players in the genre (Pink Cream 69's Dennis Ward is the other). The combination of his great songs and playing and Jorn and Allen's vocal performance is just amazing to hear, and is the real reason The Battle is such a fantastic album.

I have absolutely no complaints at all about The Battle. I do occasionally have "what if" thoughts and would have loved to have seen DC Cooper (Silent Force) added to the mix somewhere. He would have been right at home on a project like this.

If you're a fan of Russell Allen, buy this album. If you're a fan of Jorn Lande, buy this album. If you enjoy top quality melodic metal bands like Pretty Maids, Last Tribe, TNT, Pink Cream 69, Starbreaker, Shy, and Sunstorm, you absolutely must buy this album.