Four years has passed since
'The Chemical Chaos', an album, which didn't go down that well with
some fans, something I really never understood, because I thought it
continued the direction they went with their brilliant 'One in a
Million' from 2001 - the album I still consider as their best.
Their new one 'Save My Soul'
has a lot in common with both of their previous two albums; the
sound is bit more dark and heavy. The style is still unmistakably
progressive metal the Poverty's No Crime way with focus on a
strong guitar riff, peppered with nice layers of keyboards. The band
is tight and in Volker Walsemann they have one of the best German
prog metal vocalists. The production is great, great to hear a band
taking the time to get a good bass guitar sound.
'Save My Soul' is a well
thought-through progressive metal album, one which cements their
status among the elite of German progressive metal acts. Some the
songs sound a bit more sinister and darker, the keys do have their
small journeys into 70's sounds and overall I must admit that they
delivers exactly the album I had hoped for... First class German
This is mandatory, if you
like their previous albums. A really solid effort from a vastly
undervalued band that has delivered one good album after another
without gaining much attention, sadly...