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Artist: Empire

Title: Trading Souls

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Category: Melodic Prog Metal

Year: 2003

Label: Lion Music

Catalog Number: 074


Tony Martin vocals
Rolf Munkes guitars
Don Airey keyboards
Neil Murray bass
Gerald Kloos drums
Anders Johansson drums [On 2 Tracks]


1.  One In A Million     Listen
2.  Pay Back Time     Listen
3.  Teenage Deadhead     Listen
4.  Big World,Little Man     Listen
5.  You     Listen
6.  Perfect Singularity     Listen
7.  Wherever You Go     Listen
8.  Did You Ever Love Me     Listen
9.  Comin' Home     Listen
10.  Back In The Light     Listen

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From: Scandinavia Date: November 9, 2003 at 12:20
Interesting line up...Can anybody give me a description of the style??

From: MADMAX Date: November 23, 2003 at 17:57
I like this, mostly because of Mr.Martin, he is just incredible singer, very underrated. Music is not really metal to me, i would call it melodic hard rock. Most of the songs are mid-tempo. There is some nice melodies, catchy hooks and cool riffs. This is not like the 1st Empire album, that was much more metal. But if u like good singing and floating melodies give this a try.

From: Rycheage Date: December 11, 2003 at 23:55
What we have here is a CD that if dropped down mid 80’s could have been ‘all the rage”. Why not! Half the players have PLAYED in mid 80’s styled bands. Let’s see… We have Rolf Munkes (ex-Vanize); we have Anders Johansson (Hammerfall), Neil Murray (ex-Whitesnake) and Don Airey (ex- Rainbow, Deep Purple and Silver). Even in the mixing process Stefan Kaufmann (U.D.O.) simple points to the fact that this CD was written, played and ultimately designed to be and sound like mid-80’s metal.

From: Axelinger Date: December 12, 2003 at 2:12
Big World, Little Man has a memorable hook; Munkes shines on this track...

From: meradona Date: May 1, 2004 at 10:31
gran disco de tony martin y compañia, pero ¿progresivo?, esto es A.O.R. con mayusculas , un buen disco para los tiempos que vivimos impresionante martin como siempre un 8 .

From: quini Date: June 16, 2004 at 14:16
tony Martin y toda la tropa de grandes musicos q le acompañan se sacan del bolsillo un disco impresionante,donde todas las canciones tienen algo y q resulta muy variado. 9,5/10

From: Renato Palhano Date: August 22, 2004 at 12:27
You guys got wrong!Its not a prog metal album!its a AOR album, Tony Martin, Neil Murray and Don Airey along these two great german musicians.Sounds like the Martin solo material and something from The Cage project.Very nice drums and guitar solos.

From: mauricio Date: December 1, 2004 at 12:07
porque aqui no esta el HYPNOTICA

From: juan carlos Date: March 24, 2006 at 16:14
Si eres fan (como yo) del ex-vocalista de Black Sabbath, entonces tienes que hacerte de este disco, y agrégale los buenísimos riffs y solos de Rolf munkes. Todos los temas son muy parejos. "teenage deadhead" es un medio tiempo con un solo bien precioso. Mis favoritos son la 1,4,5,6 y el tema que cierra el disco tambien es super bueno, escucha y opina 8.7/10

From: Magnus Date: February 4, 2007 at 11:41
Fantastic voice! Great melodic hardrock!

From: Carlos A. Date: February 4, 2007 at 12:43
Tony Martin envuelto en un proyecto prog??!! cuentame juan carlos que estilo practica esta banda porque si es como lo pienso lo debo conseguir.

From: juan carlos Date: February 4, 2007 at 22:07
Hola Carlos, sorry pero nada que ver, esto tiene poco o nada que ver con el prog. Este disco es Hardrock con riffs algo "oscuros" por así decirlo aunque no es mas que Hardrock Melódico. Tony Martin en plena forma, Rolf Munkes se marca unos riffs bien buenos y los solos son lo mejor del disco, junto a la voz de Tony claro está. Quizá la producción pudo ser mas compacta pero está aceptable. No son temas que los llame clásicos pero todos buenos. "Back In The Light" Excelente final. Recomendado.

From: Bax Date: January 2, 2010 at 16:10
Real good not too heavy (Melodic Hard) ROCK record! I LOVE the starting riff of "Back In The Light"... BUT those Drums, aw, they just suck big time! Way too "(pseudo-) proggy"!!! Tony Martin rules!!!! Just my 2 cents... Rock on, Bax

From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 31, 2012 at 19:31
A good album by Empire...their best effort for me so far is one named "Chasing Shadows" which hasn't been listed at HH yet..."One In A Million","Big World Little Man","You"( ),"Wherever You Go" & "Back In The Light" are my faves...87/100

From: i****i Date: July 23, 2013 at 16:11
Ozzy said no more "Led Clones"

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