Serious Black – Mirrorworld

Once a supergroup always a supergroup must their mantra, because on album number two they have replaced Roland Grapow with Bob Katsionis (Guitars, Firewind) and Thomen Stauch has been replaced by Alex Holzwarth (Drums, Rhapsody of Fire), and the remaining members remain the same: Mario Lochert (Bass, Emergency Gate, ex-Visions of Atlantis), Jan Vacik (Keyboards, ex-Dreamscape), Dominik Sebastian (Guitars, Edenbridge) and Urban Breed (Vocals, ex-Tad Morose, ex-Bloodbound) – an international sextet from various countries and backgrounds that surely on paper sounds like a dream come true to many melodic power metal fans.

And if you are familiar with their debut album then you would known that they delivered some serious metal on “As Daylight Breaks” in early 2015. And they simply pick up where they left us: very tight melodic power metal. Plenty of wonderful hooks and harmonies, delicate guitar licks, soli and riffs, and a hard pounding rhythm section and Urban Breed is in familiar fashion putting his stamp on the outcome with a stellar performance.

But just when the fun has begun, it’s all over again… 36 minutes, not the longest album of 2016. But there’s not a dull moment on the album and all eight songs plus an intro are first class melodic power metal. And I strongly recommend that you give this album a consideration if you liked their first album or any of the many bands the parties involved have taken or takes part in…

Well done!

Tracklist:

  1. Breaking the Silence (1:52)
  2. As Long As I’m Alive (4:01)
  3. Castor Skies (4:23)
  4. Heartbroken Soul (3:45)
  5. Dying Hearts (5:02)
  6. You’re Not Alone (3:40)
  7. Mirrorworld (5:01)
  8. State of My Despair (4:27)
  9. The Unborn Never Dies (3:52)

Playing Time: 36:06

Release date: September 9, 2016

Label: AFM Records

Website: www.serious-black.com

Kenn Jensen
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When I kicked this site off back in 2003, I had no idea that it would turn into what it has become. I am very proud of what we've done and achieved over the years. Musically I have a soft spot for 80s inspired hard rock, but my favourite music and bands are all to be found in the progressive universe these days.

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