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Whyzdom: As Time Turns To Dust
Whyzdom - As Time Turns To Dust Music Review

Whyzdom: As Time Turns To Dust

Symphonic Power Metal
4.0/5.0

Whyzdom and their fourth album As Time Turns To Dust can be described by two sage proverbs. One, There's nothing new under the sun. And two, If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Once more into the breach, Whyzdom delivers their epic cinematic and symphonic power metal.

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Whyzdom is essentially a clone of, or more kindly, an amalgamation of Nightwish and Rhapsody Of Fire, (then toss in you favorite female-fronted symphonic metal band). They have all the necessary elements of the genre: an operatic female vocalist, large choral vocal arrangements, crushing riffs, abundant and fiery guitar solos, a bristling rhythm section and, of course, all these things are wrapped up in immense and bombastic orchestration. Typical of the genre, you can also add that most of the time vocalist Marie Mac Leod is barely understood over the crush of the music.

Indeed, As Time Turns To Dust is simply a self-fulfilling redundancy for Whyzdom. It's also a grand and ambitious affair, an hour of lavish symphonic power metal ear candy. If Whyzdom doesn't impress you with their gargantuan compositions and skillful musicianship, they'll simply overpower you with their bombastic and cinematic superstorm. Your ears will bleed and your brain turned to mush when you listen to the power of Fly Away, Armageddon, Follow Your Heart, or The Mistchild. The symphonic start to that last song would impress even Hans Zimmer.

Perhaps a third saying applies: What goes around, comes around. With As Time Turns To Dust, Whyzdom returns with another symphonic power metal extravaganza which fans of the band and genre will love. RIYL: Nightwish, Rhapsody Of Fire, Within Temptation, Epica, et al.



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The Bottom Line

What goes around, comes around. With As Time Turns To Dust, Whyzdom returns with another symphonic power metal extravaganza which fans of the band and genre will love.

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