Four's a charm, or how is it goes...? Well, the honest truth is that this is by far the worst of the four albums from Ian Perry's Consortium Project! While some the previous albums had some substance this one has close to zero!
I wish, I had something positive to inform you about this album, because I have following Ian Perry ever since his Elegy days, and for most parts I've liked what he has been a part of. But not this time!
Things start fine, with a very Ayreon-like intro before the guitars kick in, but sadly the few Ayreon inspired parts belong to the highlights on the album. Only one song is worth mentioning: "Let the Wind Carry you Home", which turns out to be a very cool ballad. The rest is not worth getting into, and to make things worse this album has one the worst productions I've come across in some time.
Consortium Project is still a nice hybrid between melodic metal and progressive metal, but things get really sour when even Ian Perry begins to sound uninspired. This is simply not good enough in a very competitive metal world, and this album will not help Ian Perry one bit - sad, but true...