Thursday, September 20, 2012

Pulsar (BY) - "Civilization" [2005]

Artist: Pulsar
Title: Civilization
Genre: Power Metal
Country: Belarus
Release date: 2005

Track List:
  1. The Voice of the Earth (intro)
  2. Civilization
  3. Fire & Ice
  4. Eternity
  5. Путь к фортуне
  6. Солнце Бессмертных
  7. Пегас
  8. Орден Креста
  9. Моя любовь, моя печаль

One more band named Pulsar, this time from Belarus and playing power metal. First I heard about them was circa 2003, when I used to read the "M-Forum" (probaby the only Belarusian metal forum back then). They were quite unpopular among the users of said forum (because it was considered "cool" to listen to BM and brutal death metal, not gothic or power metal), but I personally liked some of their promo songs ("Civilization" and "Eternity") very much, even though I couldn't find their first and only full-length album anywhere. Now I found it, and I have to say that the 2 songs I mentioned are indeed the best. "Fire & Ice" isn't bad either, but the rest of the tracks (with lyrics in Russian) are just generic power metal, and the album cover image is so stereotypical it hurts. "Civilization" and "Eternity" are very beautiful songs, though - a good example of power metal that's about more serious topics than fantasy and dragons. The vocal work isn't perfect, though, as well as the overall quality of production, but it's good enough for an underground metal band from the ex-USSR.


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