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.