Artist/ Band: Empire
Title: Hypnotica
Label: Lion Music
Year of Release: 2001/2004
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The Review:

Empire is a metal supergroup of sorts with members from such bands as Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osborne, Electric Light Orchestra, Whitesnake, Deep Purple, Jethro Tull, Rainbow as well as National Health and Gilgamesh. You think with a background of such great bands youd have a winner here. Well maybe in 1989 it would have been a winner but in 2001 when Hypnotica was first recorded, it was already a dated sound that the grunge-era took over.

This can really only appeal to those into the old school of heavy metal... I would say Empire is more hard rock oriented though. Anyways Id suggest you listen first before buying this CD.

Reviewed by Ron Fuchs on November 30th, 2004

Tracks:

1. Hypnotica
2. Fool In Love
3. Into The Light
4. You're All That I'm Looking For
5. Spread My Wings
6. Bad Bad Boy
7. Here I Am
8. I Will Always Be There
9. A Different Sign
10. Shelter
11. Back To Me
12. Another Place Another Time
13. Take A Look Around (Bonus Track)
14. Dogtown Shuffle (Bonus Track)
15. Spread My Wings (Acoustic - Bonus Track)



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