RIDE THE SKY features members known from bands such as; Masterplan, Tears of Agony,
Dionysus among others and they stand for first class Melodic Power Metal with AOR, and
I was totally knocked out of my socks when I first threw their debut album “New Protection” in
my hard-tried CD-player. Most of all because this album is f*****g catchy but also because this
album is packed with memorable guitar riffs, awesome choruses and fantastic musicianship.
Their music reminds me of bands like At Vance, Masterplan and Edguy peppered with
orchestral arrangements. We get 12 tracks of first class and very Melodic Metal here.
The limited edition contains a bonus track called “Make the Spirit Burn” and the Japanese
release contains a bonus track called “Trail of Fame”, and I’m sure that the bonus tracks are
worth your hard earned money too.
I can listen to this album over and over again and I just can’t get the choruses out of my mind.
I find myself humming their songs in the middle of the streets and I’m sure that this album is a
must for every genre-lover.
They are bombastic and very melodic but at the same time heavy and stands for an energy and spirit of a band surely destined for bigger and better things.
The production is crystal clear and powerful and the cover artwork done by Thomas Ewerhard is
great too... so make sure that you get this album as soon as it’s released in August.
You won’t be disappointed if you’re a genre-fan. Heck... buy 5 and spread it amongst your friends.