Music is just like wine, it's all a matter of taste and mood. With
experience comes knowledge and you slowly learn what you like and
when to serve what. Some wines works fine with cheese, some almost
demands a fine dinner and some you can drink by the gallon and wake
with a big headache the next morning.
Each and every time you open a bottle of wine, you have some kind of
expectation and to some degree known what to expect, the same can
pretty much be said about music. So if you have your mind set on
something like an Amon-Ra, which is a fine Shiraz from Barossa
Valley and you find yourself with a boring bottle of wine, then your
expectations haven't been met.
I pretty much knew what to expect with this album, and Vanishing
Point doesn't let me down. Solid songs, good musicianship, a
good production and a great artwork are just some the ingredients
that makes this album worth listening to. They stay faithful to
their style, mixing power metal with small journeys into progressive
metal territory. This album delivers everything expected and nothing
more - Vanishing Point never leaves the path chosen and the
occasionally surprise never arise. This is good, but also too safe -
I wish they would take a chance every now and then...
If this was a bottle of wine I'd serve it in good company while
watching an interesting soccer match on the TV, I would never serve
it at a fine dinner party. Good, but nothing to keep for a special
They do make fine wines in Australia, but they do also make a lot of
consumers wine - Vanishing Point sadly has more in common
with a Hardy Nottage Hill than a fine Shiraz from Barossa Valley.