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Corona Borealis - The Northern Crown FinlandCountry Of Origin: Finland
Cadacross - Corona Borealis - The Northern Crown

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MB Rating: 6.3
[1 Vote(s)]

User Rating: 6.9
[12 Vote(s)]
1.
The Northern Crown
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Among The Stars
3.
Learn The Dark
4.
Flaming Ember
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Morningstar
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Forest Remains Victor
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Bring Out Your Dead
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Kings Of Grim
9.
Wreath Of Seven Star
10.
Turmion Taival

Release Date: 2002
Label: Low Frequency Records
Categories: Melodic, Death
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6.9 out of 10 / 12 vote(s)


MetalBite Review by Adam M on 2/11/2012
This album is one that has a very accessible flavour and lightened up by many keyboards and similar instruments. It moves along at a brisk pace that is similar to Children Of Bodom, for example. Throughout the length of the release, there is a great deal of excitement shown by the band, but the music is fairly mundane sounding to some extent, only catching your interest from time to time.

There isnít anything particularly wrong with the musical performances, but they just donít stick out in any manner whatsoever. Like Children Of Bodom, the music here is adequate and reasonably well structured, but not particularly interesting on the whole. It leads to a digestible, but forgettable listen overall. Similarly, the vocals are of the rough, high-pitched style that is similar to Children Of Bodom. They fit the music nicely, but arenít anything noteworthy either. The best element of this album is probably the classical feel that it has, which does give it a slightly original feel, though itís still quit derivate overall. The melodies are audible, but not really poignant either. This sense of melody is demonstrated on the early track 'Among The Stars.

Again, thereís nothing terrible with this release, but also nothing that makes a big impression either. "Corona Borealis" is a slightly below average album overall.

Categorical Rating Breakdown

Musicianship: 6
Atmosphere: 6.5
Production: 7
Originality: 5.5
Overall: 6.5

Rating: 6.3 out of 10