Well it has
taken 3 years for this German Power Metal band to produce the follow up to
“Phoenix”. And was it worth the wait? Well…..not really. “Evercircle” is every
part a good power metal album, but the comparisons to Edguy, Stratovarius &
Helloween are far too much to take for me. Down to the point where Markus
Engelfried (vocals) sounds like Tobias Sammet (Edguy) himself did the singing on this
album. Especially on tracks “Out of the Shadows” & “Solomon’s Dance".
“Evercircle” is power metal by the numbers. Some fast pace guitar driven anthems
and also 1 or 2 slow to mid tempo tracks all written around band founder and
keyboardist Markus Bohr. At time the keyboards come across to strong and give
the whole sound a very fairy fluffy sound. “Saidian” do a cover of “Tokyo” by
(CRAFT) this brings something new along for Saidian, AOR/Hard Rock. And
surprisingly it sounds good & is very well done. There’s a lot of “Pretty Maids”
in this sound thanks again by the strong presents of Markus’s keyboards.
Good strong power metal album, but have heard it all above and done better.