you simply get blown away by sheer brilliance, and this is one of
those cases, because this unsigned band from up-state
has delivered one impressive metal album. The album has been out
since March 2004, and I have trouble understanding why they
haven't been picked up by some record label in the 2 years that
has passed, because this album sweat and bleeds metal!
band has done everything in their power to make this album
successful; starting with 14 brilliant songs, an excellent
production done by none other than Michael Wagener, the album has
even been mixed in 5.1 (as well as in stereo) and the art work is
nice and fits the music.
put on the disc, turn up the volume and be blown away from the
word go! Opener "Cracks of Light" sets the pace with its
emotional and brilliant vocals from Terry Michael LeRoi, the music
takes us back to a band like Queensr˙che - classic heavy metal
with a few progressive influences. One highlight chases another on
this outstanding album; "Quite a Machine" with it's more
modern sound or the brilliant piano driven power ballad "Perfect
Love". And this is just within the first 4 songs on the
they keep the same high standard throughout the entire album
giving us the listener an emotional roller-coaster ride through
the inner universe of Mr. LeRoi. The music as well as the lyrics
is heartfelt, emotional, powerful and dramatic!
what set this album apart from so many others are the excellent
vocals from Terry LeRoi, who has one of the best metal voices I've
heard in this young millennium! He doesn't have to hide from
anyone, his delivery and range is stunning - he is up there with
guys like Rob Halford, Geoff Tate and Miljenko
Matijevic (if anyone remembers him?)!
must admit that I adore this album, and can't stop listening to
the entire album over and over... This album possesses everything
I am looking for in an album, and I really, really wish some label
would pick them up sooner rather than later...
check this great up-coming band out (4 songs are available on
their Myspace site), and support them by getting this
brilliant piece of metal now!