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Metal Hammer Germany (Print), June 2011 – Rating: 5 of 7

Den “kleinen Blind Guardian” Savage Circus war bisher trotz starker Alben nicht der verdiente Erfolg vergönnt. Vielleicht haben SOLAR FRAGMENT mehr Glück: Die deutschen Newcomer schicken sich an, das weite Feld des Fantasy Metal zu erobern. Und sie haben gute … Continue reading

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blackwindmetal, 04.05.2011 – Rating: 9 of 10

In this day and age, we put a whole lot of labels on our media. If something is not considered fit for minors to view, we put a big “parental advisory” label on it. Heck, I’ve even seen some iTunes … Continue reading

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powerofmetal.dk, 28.04.2011 – Rating: 77 of 100

Four years has passed since they released their debut-album ‘A Spark of Deity’. This German band plays a very recognizable style and with Robert Leger they have a vocalist that sounds a lot like Hansi Kürsch. I am sure Robert … Continue reading

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lordsofmetal.nl, May 2011 – Rating: 72 of 100

German power metal… again? Yes, again! This time it is all about Dortmund based Solar Fragment. These gentlemen have build up quite a name in Germany by their live performances and their debut ‘A Spark Of Deity’. The debut was … Continue reading

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metal-rules.com, May 2011 – Rating: 4.5 of 5

Spring is the time of year when a young man’s fancy turns to…Power Metal! I must have got a dozen kick-ass Power Metal albums in the last several weeks and I am blown away by the consistency and quality of … Continue reading

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teethofthedivine.com, 28.04.2011

I really enjoy Edguy, but can’t stand Helloween. Same thing with flowery goth-metal – Nightwish is great, but Epica doesn’t do it for me. And as for Blind Guardian, man, do I really want to love that band. They pen … Continue reading

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seaoftranquillity.org, 27.04.2011 – Rating: 5 of 5

Power Metal from Germany. Manuel, Marc, Dominic, Sasha and Robert have delivered their second album with In Our Hands. And they leave no doubt Power Metal is there all the way. It’s fast, it’s furious , it’s heavy, it’s melodic, … Continue reading

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Heavy (Print), May/June 2011 – Rating: 8/12

“In Our Hands” ist das mittlerweile zweite Album der deutschen Melodic Metaller SOLAR FRAGMENT, die musikalisch tief im teutonischen Melody Speed verwurzelt sind. Beim Anhören der insgesamt zehn Songs wird man selten überrascht, sondern vielmehr an Blind Guardian und Iron … Continue reading

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Rock Hard (Print), May 2011, Rating: 7 of 10

Mit “In Our Hands” bringen SOLAR FRAGMENT ihr Zweitwerk an den Start und führen den Stil des Debüts konsequent fort. Angesagt ist Melodic-Power-Metal mit mächtigen Chören, endlosen Harmonien, Spannungsbögen, Akustikparts, epischem Einschlag, treibender Doublebass, fetter Produktion, Abwechslungsreichtum und teutonischer Breitseite. … Continue reading

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Legacy (Print), May 2011 – Rating: 13 of 15

Würden Blind Guardian den symphonischen Anteil um einige Prozentanteile reduzieren und stattdessen eine dezente Prise Folk in ihre Songs aufnehmen, würde man die musikalischen Unterschiede zu SOLAR FRAGMENT mit der Lupe suchen müssen. Von daher kommt es auch nicht von … Continue reading

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