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AWWW YEEEAAAH. Yes, I'm familiar with them. I've listened to more or less their entire discography and I think others would like their fist album 'The Hunter' more than I did. I thought it was a bit weak, but 'The Hunter' does have its moments. 'When Eden Burns' is a great follow-up to 'Evolution Purgatory', though I do think 'Evolution Purgatory' is their best album. Anyhow, I absolutely love this band - Emil Norberg is a great guitarist and Jens Carlsson is one of the best vocalists I've ever heard.

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hmm another power metal band i whould like to try what cd is good for first time listeiner
Listen in chronological order. Their first album is their weakest, but it's good so it'll set you up to be really blown away by the next two. I don't think Norberg or Carlsson are really in top form on the album, but like I said before it's solid traditional power metal. The lead guitars are still nice and you can tell they're trying.

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Dave described the track I showed him as "Iron Savior meets Testament" I'd say that's pretty close to hitting the nail on the head
Yeah, although that's pretty good at describing Savage Circus too if you throw in a bit of keyboard. I just bought Evolution Purgatory and it's definitely lighter on the keys than When Eden Burns, but the riffs are a little bit stronger and the album is a little more solid in my estimation. However, I do highly recommend When Eden Burns, Carlsson is in top form and the greater keyboard presence does strengthen the melodies.

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The choruses are stronger on When Eden Burns. Slaves of Labor, R.S. Knights, Sending You Back, The Return, Judas Immortal and Enter Reality are the songs I purchased, and I thought all of them were really pulled through by their choruses, though the last three have stronger riffs. It's definitely worth checking out, I would not eschew it. The keyboards are pretty subtle but they emphasize the melody well.

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hey murp and iceni i found all three of their cds on amazon i ordered all three of them they are coming man i can;t wait
Good for you. They're all pretty good value for money. I think one of the things I love the most about this band is their ability to write consistently memorable songs. The choruses are pretty much all good (although Sanity Soiled has a pretty weak one last I remember), and Carlsson's voice is perfectly suited to to them. Or maybe it's vice versa. Either way it sounds great.

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I'd start with Evolution Purgatory but only because I haven't heard their other albums
I recommend The Hunter first because it's easily their oldest sounding. In my opinion it's also their worst. The riffs are a little boring and the music overall kind of lacks the power of Persuader's other work. However, for someone who really likes good old school power metal it'll probably be a lot more enjoyable.

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i just got listeining to when eden burns holy shit also i got the hunter playing right now good stuff hmm i can your points icenti on the hunter he is trying to sounds like the dude from blind guardain on when eden sound he is himself

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i just got listeining to when eden burns holy shit also i got the hunter playing right now good stuff hmm i can your points icenti on the hunter he is trying to sounds like the dude from blind guardain on when eden sound he is himself
Aye, The Hunter seems a bit out of place with their other work. Still, I remember a couple of good riffs from that album and it's certainly not bad. I saw a rumor that they were planning on a new release in 2012, so here's hoping that they follow up on that promise. They'd have plenty of support if they did release something.

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I hear a lot of similarity between Kursch (Blind Guardian) and Carlsson (Persuader) vocally. I think the difference between the two is that Kursch has more range and so is better suited to the kind of epic power metal Blind Guardian play. Carlsson's voice has more of an edge to it and is better suited to the heavy brand played by Persuader.

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