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Absolutely stuffed with melody and power, each song inviting repeated listens.

It has been a few years since Danish destructors of decibels Meridian released their first album, not-at-all cunningly titled 'Metallurgy'. Despite their lack of imagination title-wise, the album went down well and they are finally back with the follow-up 'Breaking The Surface', the cover of which shows a submarine breaking the surface. Ah well, it's better than 'Metallurgy', I suppose.

Like many albums these days we get a short instrumental to kick off, building to a crescendo in a minute and a half, theoretically getting you all excited for what is to come. In fairness it does a pretty good job and as 'Hero Forever' launches the album proper, you're ready for masses of Melodic Metal. That's what you get too, from seven songs over nearly forty minutes.

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Each one has a crunchy backbone that's livened up by some energetic guitar, with further life added by Lars MÓ“rker's powerful, tuneful vocals. Needless to say, the whole thing is polished off with some excellent guitar solos that never trample over the songs themselves. It's one of those albums that is very hard not to enjoy and air-guitar aficionados will find their fingers flying over invisible fret-work.

Meridian has crafted a worthy follow-up to 'Metallurgy' and 'Breaking The Surface' is absolutely stuffed with melody and power, each song inviting repeated listens. It's one of those albums that nails its target audience and anyone who gets off on a bit of Melodic Metal will have a good time with this. It has to be said, that this is great, Danes...

Alan Holloway

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