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Portugese Sampler and more 17.06.16 - Posted in News HELL-O

June is almost over and still there’s great reviews and stuff flyin‘ around about Distant Past’s Rise of the Fallen:

- Portugal’s ULTRAJE Magazine comes with a CD and guess what Band is Song 1:

- Metal Rules (Canada)

One of the big strengths is Jumly’s vocals. He may not hit as many screams as in the past with Emerald but he can still hit some killer notes like in the song ‘The Road To Golgatha’, which is my favourite song. Distant Past have put an solid album, it looks good, with a great album cover, they have a cool name, they production is excellent, there is nothing wrong at all with RISE OF THE FALLEN.

Eine der großen Stärken ist die Stimme von Jumly. Er wirft  vielleicht nicht mehr so viele Schreie wie in der Vergangenheit mit Emerald, aber er kann trifft immer noch ein paar Killer-Noten wie im Lied "The Road To Golgatha", der mein Lieblingssong ist. Distant Past haben ein solides Album herausgebracht, es sieht gut aus, mit einem tollen Album-Cover sie haben einen coolen Namen, die Produktion ist ausgezeichnet, es wurde nichts falsch gemacht  mit RISE OF THE FALLEN.

- Metal Temple (Greece)

The  band is nearer from traditional Heavy Metal in the German way than to Melodic Power Metal, but some scent of the style is here, present and bold, and extremely heavy and aggressive in some moments. There are very good vocals (working with aggressive tunes in mid tunes than on high pitched ones), a fine work from the guitars, and a heavy weight rhythmic kitchen with a good technique. Their music can't be really new, but is truly good and full of personality.

Die Band ist dem traditionellen Heavy Metal näher als dem deutschen Melodic Power Metal, aber einige Nuancen dieses Stiles sind vorhanden, transparent und fett, extrem heavy und aggressiv in manchen Momenten. Es gibt sehr guten Gesang (aggressive Melodie,  Mittige Melodien und hohe, schrille Schreie), eine gute  Gitarrenarbeit und eine schwergewichtige,  rhythmische Küche mit einer guten Technik. Ihre Musik ist nicht wirklich neu, aber sie ist wirklich gut und voller Persönlichkeit.

- Crossfire Metal (Germany)

An extremely interesting combination, reflecting the duality in this concept album very cool. Especially since I'm a big fan of both voices and this wonderful, melancholic undertone like that suggests a strong involvement in the songwriting of Adriano Troiano. Although a concept exists here, the album is not overloaded with technical detours, but a beautiful piece, often dual voiced, traditional Metals.

Eine äußerst interessante Kombination, die die Dualität in diesem Konzeptalbum sehr geil wiedergeben. Zumal ich sowieso ein großer Fan beider Stimmen bin und diesen wundervollen, melancholischen Unterton mag, der auf eine starke Beteiligung am Songwriting von Adriano Troiano vermuten lässt. Obwohl ein Konzept vorhanden ist, ist hier das Album nicht an technischen Irrwegen überladen, sondern ein schönes Stück, oft zweistimmig gesungenen, traditionellen Metals.

-Metal to infinity (Belgium)

A nice front cover, a good produced album, 10 good composed and performed songs and a band that knows how Heavy Metal should sound. What do you need more? This is Swiss quality, something a fan of traditional Metal can’t ignore.

Eine schönes Cover, ein gute produziertes Album, 10 gut komponierte und gespielte Songs und eine Band, die weiß, wie Heavy Metal klingen sollte. Was braucht man mehr? Dies ist Schweizer Qualität, etwas das ein Fan von traditionellen Metal nicht ignorieren kann.

Album of the Month and more 06.05.16 - Posted in Rise of the Fallen reviews

May the fourth by with you all!

May did just start and so did more Media Coverage of our new Album "Rise of the Fallen".

Album of the Month at Holland's Progressive X Grooves Radio:

Here is an Intervew I did with USA's Metal Bulletin Zine:

Here's a Review in Spanish by Made in Metal:

Spectacular Review by Britan's Power Play Print Magazine ( thanks to Paul Fogary for the scans)

More Reviews April 19.04.16 - Posted in Rise of the Fallen reviews Even more Reviews, we hope you are enjoying "Rise of the Fallen", if you don't have it yet, get it here: or download it here:

So let's see what these fine people think: (Austria)
"Compared to its predecessors, the new album is by far the best work of the Swiss , the album can score through its ideas and its wealth of variety. Really strong CD, even if lacking the final kick. But DISTANT PAST are on the right path . If album number three is any indication of whats to come, you should have them on your rader for the future." - Antalherero

Rock Garage (Germany)
"Certainly DISTANT PAST put a lot of work in a new album , it shows in every note . But unfortunately  it just takes too long until everything the Album ignites . That makes it very difficult to find access ! Even for me it needed several runs, until it could convince me In the end there are similar criticisms which I have already mentioned also the last album , but a strong effort nonetheless!"- Julian

Metal Imperium (Brazil)
"The previous record was a good collection of progressive content themes within the mix of heavy and power metal, so we had a good feeling for this work, and we weren't wrong with that expectation. Scriptural Truth" looks like it was made to be played upon a stage, not forgetting the initial trilogy with "Masters Of Duality", "Die As One" and " End of the World ", and topics such as" the Road to Golgotha ​​",  - one of the most frenzied themes of work - show a vide range of dynamics. In spite of European origin, the Distant Past eventually going to lend on a  more typically American metal, but that's just a detail, the excellence of this work remains untoachable" - Frederico

Dioses de Metal (Spain)
"Rise Of The Fallen is an album of interesting themes, which sails between Heavy Metal and American Progressive melodic Rock with traditional science fiction moments. Therefore, without being a great album, it is recommended to give several listens, so 7 points out of ten." - Luishard
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