Everything starts so well for
with three cool rock songs but then things turn bad with the awful 'Warriors of
Genghis Khan' followed by the poor Gary Moore inspired 'Shadow in My Heart'
ballad, the title track picks up the pace again. 'Starship Trooper' is in the
in a boring way, 'Trapped' follows that trend. The instrumental 'The Battle of
Krigen' shows flashes of innovation before the album hits its all-time low with
the awful cover-version of 'Maniac' (Michael Sembello), and thankfully they have
left the best for last and the album ends on a high note with the best and most
complete track of the lot: 'Silent Tear'.
All-in-all we are served 6
acceptable melodic rock songs, some very mediocre ones and two total failures,
which makes this an uneven ride, and one with too many bumps to make this more
than a decent album. And Tore Ostby is even showcasing his guitar talent on this
album, but even that isn't enough to pull this one out of the gutter.
'Loading Up', 'Somebody Up There Likes Me' & 'Silent Tear'.