Ancient Bards - Origine: The Black Crystal Sword Saga Part 2 (2019)Release ID: 11152
As well-produced and competent as their previous few albums. The symphonic orchestrations make everything big and epic. Unfortunately, the songs just don't quite live up to their sound. The writing feels really underdeveloped at times, especially with jarring transitions and disconnected sections like in the closer. These songs just makes me miss the compelling and heartfelt melodies of Soulless Child or the speedy fun of the first album.