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Mercy Falls is an amazing album. Thoguh I haven't heard their other stuff' date=' I'd assume by that album alone that they are indeed worthy of being called prog metal.[/quote'] More or less. They've got a new album out, called 'The Great Escape', and it has one 30-minute song. I swear I am not making that up. Anyhow, all of my Seventh Wonder comes from Mercy Falls, but their other albums are progressive if not necessarily as spectacular as Mercy Falls. On their earlier albums they don't have Tommy Karevik so there you have an important element of their music missing. 'The Great Escape' is OK as far as I can tell, although Karevik seems a bit weaker.

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I love them. I know this is an old thread but...an occasion for exhume old album :D (I'm sad that now Karevik is too busy with kamelot to prepare a new album with SW) in my opinion mercy falls is energetic and have great solutions the great escape in general has a sound less metal, some kind of AOR parts...but what to say about the 30minutes track???? it's a bomb! the most of metal band released several albums with 1/10 of the ideas that are included in this one, unique song. is a concept album in only one song, a story taken from the book Aniara, telling the story of 8000 persons that leave the earth (killed by war) aboard a spaceship destined to travel in space forever only an invitation to the lovers of the genre: listen at it :D

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Mercy Falls was better, but honestly I think Waiting In The Wings set the trend for the band's style and was fully developed in its own right, so I don't think the band was unripe so much as just not at their zenith. The most recent single was pretty good, I was worried they'd go the sentimentality route, which would have sucked.

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