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Bejelit: Emerge
Bejelit - Emerge Review

Bejelit: Emerge

Power/Progressive Metal
3.0/5.0

Emerge is Bejelit's fourth album, and my first experience with this Italian power metal band. Perhaps the best description of this album, after several listens, is simply, adequate.

Bejelit Band Photo

Bejelit: why is that guy looking sideways?

Here's adequate European power metal with a little progressive flair. The music moves along with a blistering rhythm section informing good song arrangements with some equally fiery guitar work. It's natural, even second nature, it seems for Bejelit. But to the ears of the listener, despite nuances of accordions, classical guitars and violins, the compositions remain passable. The wild card may be the vocals; they're not dirty or death, yet they're not all that pleasing to the ear. They're adequate.

All this is not to say that I didn't like Emerge. I did. Conversely, I can't point to anything that speaks to surprise or genius. Emerge is nearly power metal 'Muzak,' or power metal elevator music. It plays in the background, gets in to your subconscious, but really only lingers enough to satisfy the moment. Hey, you could do worse. Top picks? Not sure, but I did like the title track. Ultimately lovers of Euro power metal will be pleased. In that case: recommended.






In Short

Emerge is nearly power metal 'Muzak,' or power metal elevator music. It plays in the background, gets in to your subconscious, but really only lingers enough to satisfy the moment.

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