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Review: Destiny's End - Transition
Destiny's End

Label: Metal Blade Records
Year released: 2001
Duration: ?
Tracks: 10
Genre: Heavy/Power Metal

Rating: 2/5

Review online: July 23, 2001
Reviewed by: Christian Renner
Readers Rating

Rated 3.27/5 (65.45%) (11 Votes)

Destiny's End is a power metal from of all places ….America. California to be exact. Unfortunately that fact is the only thing that really makes this album stand out for me. They're latest offering "Transition" certainly isn't going to help them stand out for much more than that.

Let me start by saying that "Transition" isn't a bad album it's just that there is not a lot here that is all that interesting. I will admit however that yes this is well played with excellent musicianship but that fact alone does not help in getting the songs more interesting. I have a friend of mine that plays guitar and can play almost anything you can think of but he can't write his own material to save his life so just because you are musically competent on a instrument doesn't mean you should go out and record an album. I would rather sit through a slightly poorly played song than a well played boring song any day.

I think the main problem this album really has is the fact that there are so many power metal bands out right now that the market has become saturated and hence a power metal album has to be excellent even just to get noticed over the crowd. This album when compared to other releases from Edguy or Jacobs Dream just doesn't fair too well. When it comes to power metal it is quite easy to become very picky about what you buy with all the choices out there (although it takes some time getting through the crap…heh). The best thing I can really say about this album is the fact that it has excellent guitar work and with that being about the best thing I can say about an album I just can't recommend this.

Overall I would say that this is not the worst album I have ever heard but certainly no where near the best and with much better albums out there in the same genre I cant see going out of your way to purchase this for a album that is mediocre in its best moments.

Track by track

The Watcher-6.5
A Passing Phase-7
The Suffering-6
From Dust to Life-7
Storm Clouds-5
First You Dream then You Die-6
The legend-6
A Choice of Graves-6

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