Arryan Path
Terra Incognita
Style: Melodic Power Metal
Release date: February 16th 2010

I can’t say I know many Metal bands from the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, despite my own roots lying just a few kilometres west of this nation. Besides, this band’s music doesn’t offer any clues on the band’s origins – the vocalist’s English diction is crisp and the music sounds generically European. Speaking of which…within “Terra Incognita” is some of the most impressive music I’ve heard in a long time.

In essence, Arryan Path don’t seem to be on a mission to break any new ground – if you think of Firewind or Masterplan, in fact, you’d already have got a clear idea of what genre to expect. In this album, however, everything is just about perfect – an excellent production, great melodies, cathartic riffs, above average guitar solos…..everything seems to fall into place in “Terra Incognita” (OK, apart from a disappointing sleeve artwork). By the time the second track ‘Molon Lave’ comes along, the band has already won me over and by the time album closer (and my favourite track) ‘The Mind’ is ending, I’m reaching for ‘replay’.

This is only the second album from a band previously unknown to me but as far as I’m concerned, they’re already a world class Melodic Power Metal combo. Not bad indeed. I have no hesitation in recommending this.


01. Cassiopeia
02. Molon Lave
03. Terra Incognita
04. Open Season
05. Ishtar
06. The Blood Remains on the Believer
07. Elegy
08. Angel with no Destination
09. Minas Tirith
10. The Mind (Bonus Track)

Label: Pitch Black Records
Distribution: Pitch Black Records
Reviewed by: Chris Galea
Date: March 21st 2010
Website: Arryan Path @ MySpace