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Global Metal Apocalypse 11.12.14 - Posted in Utopian Void reviews http://globalmetalapocalypse.weebly.com/metal-iii/category/atmospheric
DISTANT PAST
'Utopian Void'

Switzerland's Distant Past return with their fourth studio album 'Utopian Void', adorning much of the Progressive / Melodic Heavy Metal sound that has bound them together since 2002. 'Utopian Void' is a glistening hour of pure ballsy metal with twelve tracks of grit to keep you going, granted whilst it is nothing new and is certainly not groundbreaking, it offers another slice in this sensational crossbred music genre. 'Utopian Void' delivers that almost unmistakable sound of classic metal, you know with the bellowing vocals in the Iron Maiden-esque style and music so rocking, so metal, you have no choice but to let your hair down and go completely insane! Where the quintet go on from here is one question, whether 'Utopian Void' will be beaten by a better Distant Past album is another, but for now it stands as a decent album on it's own accord.

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Review MariosMetalMania 28.11.14 - Posted in News http://www.mariosmetalmania.com/CDDVDreviews.html

DISTANT PAST – Utopian Void (CD) Switzerland November 2014 Hans van Peppen
Style: Melodic Power Metal Running time: 57:52 (Tracks: 12)
Welcome to the 4th episode in the history of Distant Past. The Conspiracy-Metalheads of Emerald bassist Adriano Troiano are back with their new album Utopian Void. A new chapter, a new man behind the mic. You might know him from Emerald, his name is Jvo Julmy. His first full-length album since 2007.Well what might you expect from this new Distant Past? The answer is some melodic power metal with a little prog influences. Mix some Blind Guardian with Iron Maiden (the 5th song Kingdom of Shadows ...) and some Jag Panzer with of course Emerald. So melodic power metal is what you get. The problem I have with this album is that there is so much happening in almost every song so that it is difficult to keep you focussed for almost one hour. But hé, that's my opinion, maybe you might go crazy with Utopian Void. There are two bonus tracks on the copy I got, Signs Of The End and Touched By The Gods. Especially that last one is a great song, so you might try to score the disc with those bonus tracks on it. My favourite song is the epic, almost 8 minutes lasting, The Hell Of Verdun. No need to explain in this year where that song is all about I guess. As said an hour is too much for me. Sometimes less is better, except when you are talking about the inside of a beer glass. But that's another 'kind of cooky' as Louis van Gaal would say. If you like the bands mentioned above go check out Utopian Void of these Swiss guys from Distant Past brought to you by Pure Steel Records.

VLADROCKER Review 29.09.14 - Posted in Utopian Void reviews http://vladrocker.blogspot.ch/2014/09/distant-past-utopian-void.html

Interesting Review !!

DISTANT PAST "Utopian Void"
Pure Steel Publishing
Sounds like: progressive heavy metal
The fourth album in the discography of the Swiss captivates phenomenal harmonies. You will not find here the burden is even rock music with a few sharp moments. Great combination of classic heavy lighter variety of climates Marillion. I will not pretend swetro-rock fan, which in most strikes me as a bottomless well bezjajecznej boredom. Marillion but was once pretty cool, and clad in light armor becomes even better. Superbly enter this album, especially recommend "The Hell Of Verdun". Maiden fans who started from "Brave New World" should rejoice. This album is in fact cooler than all subsequent boards Angola together. More www.distant-past.ch
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