Elegy - Forbidden Fruit
Noise Records
Melpot Metal (Heavy, Speed, Prog)
10 songs (64'45)
Release year: 2000
Elegy, Noise Records
Reviewed by Danny
Album of the month

Holy Shit !!! Elegy has just released an atomic melodic metal album. Unbelievable ! The best Elegy so far ??? Hell yes.

I still have not landed from this incredible melodic metal ride. Ian Parry has fallen on this head or what? All metal styles are visited by the man. You want speed riffs with a killing chorus and a groove rhythm "à la Malmsteen" just listen to Force Majeure, one of the best song of the year. Killing Time speeches itself. IceHouse, the opening song, is simply perfect : after the intro, a duel between keyboard and guitar and here comes some heavy riff (fast rhythm and what a drum !!!).

And they dare to call this as progressive metal. This is "fucking" melodic metal at its best !!! Behind The Tears (fourth song) is the perfect continuation of Manifestation Of Fear (previous Elegy's record) ... but as been written by Patrick Rondat. Yes Mr. Rondat himself plays guitar on this masterpiece. He has written three excellent songs by the way (if not the best for their "progressive feeling").

Hey metal fans out there, if you like melodic stuff, if you like Dio's voice (Ian Parry always reminds me "little dragon") and you like to listen to different metal styles on the same record (speed, heavy, melodic, prog) THIS one is for you. I was a bit disappointed with Ian Parry's Shadowman, but here comes a buy or die "fucking great" album.

Killing Songs :
All songs !!!
Danny quoted 92 / 100
Other albums by Elegy that we have reviewed:
Elegy - Principles of Pain reviewed by Mike and quoted 90 / 100
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