Advance And Vanquish Review

artist: 3 Inches of Blood date: 05/10/2012 category: compact discs
3 Inches of Blood: Advance And Vanquish
Release Date: Sep 28, 2004
Genre: Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Thrash Metal
Label: Roadrunner
Number Of Tracks: 13
"Advance And Vanquish" contains both fewer peaks and fewer valleys, but likewise fails to pack that single, irresistible knockout punch that's guaranteed to break 3IOB out of the heavy metal masses once and for all.
 Sound: 8.5
 Lyrics: 8.5
 Overall Impression: 8.5
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overall: 10
Advance And Vanquish Reviewed by: MegaMaidenMan, on august 14, 2007
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Sound: Over the top vocals and great riffs that will make you bang your head for years. The sound is very original, clean super high vocals, along to gutteral vocals, over a power metal-type music with lyrics about pirates, kings, warriors, and metal! But don't get them wrong, they are not posers, they love metal. I'm sure you've all heard "Deadly Sinners" (track 2), but this is far from the best song. But every song on this album is great, one of few records that has all great songs. // 10

Lyrics: 3 Inches of Blood has two vocalists, Cam Pipes (clean vocals, he sings very high, he is great, not gay, all people who say his vocals are gay can go to hell), and Jamie Hooper (He provides gutteral vocals), they have cam singing the lead parts with jamie providing backing, it's a unique combination but it sounds amazing. // 10

Overall Impression: One of the best metal CDs ever, in my opinion, it is my favourite album. Much better recording than their previous album and mch better songs. The only thing really bad about the album is the guitar players aren't the most talented, they write awesome riffs, but their solos are something to go nuts about. Buy this CD! If someone steals it, take off his head, because you must either kill or die! // 10

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overall: 7
Advance And Vanquish Reviewed by: aaronmcm99, on may 10, 2012
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Sound: 3 Inches Of Blood or "3IOB" are a heavy metal band which, in my opinion, never given enough credit, considering, this is a perfect way to execute a metal album, "Advance And Vanquish" is there best album out there, admittedly, the songs lack innovation, with only one song "Deadly Sinners" that raises innovation, but the guitars are perfect fitting, with interesting solos, that are really a joy to learn. // 7

Lyrics: Lyric wise its very, very, very, VERY medieval, with "Destroy The Orcs" being the most obvious example of this, the singer however, is a different story, he can hit high notes that I've never heard before this, and a great singer in general, however the back up vocalist is unneeded, as all he does is - quite literally - screaming, after he sings a line. // 7

Overall Impression: 3 Inches Of Blood is, and always will be, a band out of the spotlight, never hitting the heights of Metallica remotely, the best track is clearly "Deadly Sinners", and has unnecessary screaming solos, but if you can look past its shortcomings. you'll find an album that's more than capable of absorbing you in for sixty minutes, and some of my favourite riffs are on this CD, I'm going to rate this seven out of ten, a good score for a good album. // 7

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