Kaledon - Antillius: King Of The Light
Reviewed by Daniel Millard
Well, this does it. Kaledon’s last release, Altor: The King’s Blacksmith was no fluke. As “trite” and “unnecessary” as those who do not appreciate the band’s style may decry the group. One of Italy’s long-running fantasy hosts has weathered the storm of criticism, putting one foot in front of the other and gradually improving with almost each new release. After the release of the surprisingly pleasant Altor after a slough of what I consider to be fairly uninspired fantasy power releases, 2013 saw a new drummer and, most notably, the replacement of longtime keyboard player Daniele Fuglini with fresh blood. I was concerned upon reading this that the changes may have destabilized a band that was finally beginning to witness the fruits of its labor, but the new members (and indeed, the entire band) have come through in fine fashion.
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