what a treat! When I first heard that Michael Bormann (ex-JADED HEART)
had teamed up with ZENO I was more than eager to get my filthy hands on
this album…It’s bound to be good with Bormann’s excellent vocals,
I thought…And rightly so!
last couple of ZENO albums have all been a mix of old
material (except ”Listen to the Light”) and were, in their own
If you dig that ”hippie” sound of Zeno Roth’s guitar and the
mystical atmosphere of sun, moon, stars, earth, wind & fire, then
this album will surely not disappoint! Originality of this capacity is
rarely seen nowadays!
ZENO sounds a bit more straight on this effort. He’s still doing his
trademark stuff on the old 6-string, like I mentioned above, but the
overall sound picture is more straight forward with the typical post2000
”hard” rhythm section, well-accompanied by soaring vocals (Bormann,
remember?) and 80's styled guitar leads.
This original mixture
of AOR, Melodic Hard Rock, POMP and even Semi Prog. bears the potential
to become a new classic in the genre!
This album will please
all fans of classic 80's AOR/MHR/Hard Rock and has already found its way
to the Top 10 of 2006’s releases for me!
Really, really good