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Review: Centvrion - Invulnerable

Label: Dragonheart Records
Year released: 2005
Duration: 49:32
Tracks: 11
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 2/5

Review online: January 1, 2006
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating

Rated 2/5 (40%) (9 Votes)

This certainly was a late-2005 surprise. I have the first two Centvrion albums, never got the third one for two reasons: I can't buy everything, and Christian had pretty much slammed it in his review on this very site. Frankly I didn't think they were still going at it so I was really surprised to see this coming in the mail. Well, this will be short and sweet because there isn't much to say that hasn't been said before. The band still plays a rather aggressive heavy metal, which, while far from "original", is quite effective. Musically, if you liked their previous material, you will like what's on here: No-frills barebone heavy metal. But here's the recurring problem: The singer. I found him tolerable on the first two releases, but on this one I just felt like smashing my stereo with a sledgehammer. He literally buries the music. That wouldn't be so bad if he could sing, but he can't. Well, maybe he can, but he's way out of his league here. The vocals here are purely and simply an excruciating affront to the ears. If you've ever wondered how they felt in Asterix when Cacophonix (Assurancetourix in the French version) was singing, then THIS has got to be it (I'm hoping not to offend Cacophonix here.) Now on second thought, with the adventures of Asterix in mind, it's not my stereo I should hit with a sledgehammer...

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