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Artist: Artension

Title: Forces of Nature

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Category: Prog. Rock

Year: 1999

Label: Shrapnel

Catalog Number: SH 11242


Vitalij Kuprij piano, keyboards
John West vocals
Shane Gaalaas drums
Roger Staffelbach lead and rhythm guitars
John Onder bass


1.  The Forces of Nature  6:29
2.  Ride Like the Wind  5:10
3.  Behind Your Eyes  7:24
4.  The Truth  5:00
5.  Tall Ships  6:07
6.  Shape Shifter  6:16
7.  Wild Trip  3:42
8.  Guardian of the Hunt  7:05
9.  Lost Horizon  7:09
10.  You Are My Heart (Ode to Autumn)  2:47
Total Running Time:  57:09

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Dragonfly Date: December 16, 2001 at 16:38
Another fine effort. Progessive but heavy. A great combo. Vitalij & Roger work great together.

From: Metal_Warrior Date: November 22, 2003 at 11:24
Very good cd from the maestro VK. Prog and neoclassical together. Very good vocals. If you don't like many keyboard solos avoid.

From: Rycheage Date: May 31, 2004 at 18:37
The band seems to have stepped back some again on this one. They tailored the heaviness, the keyboard chops, and the pounding beats of Phoenix Rising in favor of a more streamlined version of Artension lying somewhere between the two previous releases. The epic sounds of songs like "Phoenix Rising”, “Valley of the Kings” and others have been replaced with more laid back, song oriented tunes minus the heavy keyboard shredding that the band had become known for.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 25, 2011 at 21:04
In total agreement with Rycheage's comment,basically he said it all...tracks "Ride Like The Wind","Behind Your Eyes","The Truth"(rocks!!!)& "Lost Horizon" are very good indeed...90/100

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