I was really hoping the title of the album was
normative for the fifth Mind Odyssey album entitled: 'Time to Change it',
but in all honesty it is hard to detect any real progress from the trio. This is
still powerful melodic metal with focus on Victor Smolski and his fretboard.
The guitar playing is exquisite and being the
main song writer means there is plenty of room in each and every little part of
every song for him to showcase his abilities. And it goes without saying that
the technical level is very high, and the guitar work alone makes this appealing
for shredder fans.
I wish the song writing and the vocal
performance from Mario Le Mole was worth praising in the same way, but the music
is not at any point any better nor worse than so many other bands in this genre,
and Mario has his limitations and doesn't bring the intensity and power needed
to make this album memorable.
Victor shreds away, and the rhythm section
plays along, but I want my melodic metal to be catchy and memorable, something I
miss dearly on this album. If only a brilliant guitarist was everything you
needed to make a good album...