cannot give you a reasonable reason why I like this album so much,
because basically it's just a solid piece of melodic progressive metal like
we've heard from a lot of bands before.
The vocals are shared between
female vocalist Lydia Robin and male vocalist Marc Ferreira, who in the
softer moments on the album reminds me quite a bit of Darren Hayes (Savage
Garden), just take a listen to "Words of Silence" and you'll
know what I mean...
first few times I listened to the album, the only thing standing out was
the brilliant instrumental track: "Candle of Hope through a Night
of Fear" (some title for an instrumental, huh?), where they really
let things rip! But I didn't give up that easy and slowly things started
to open up, and now I do like the album a lot.
I ended up with an album that nicely combines softer and melodic parts
with some more heavy parts, the combination of the 2 vocalists is cool,
and we are clearly dealing with some very skilful musicians, who show on
this album that they are capable of writing good tunes.
statement that the band is "the future of metal" in
is however overdoing it quite some. But it is a solid effort worth
checking out and this little gem will without a doubt spread much joy
among fans of melodic progressive metal.