Style: Melodic Rock
Release date: April 23rd 2010

This is how I prefer Asia to sound. I must admit I wasn't too thrilled about their latest album, Phoenix, but all my pessimism is quickly washed away and from the first track "Finger on the Trigger" onwards they deliver a fine collection of classic Asia songs and they maintain the high level throughout the rest of the album, leaving a lasting impression on me.

I would say that for the first time since Geoffrey Downes, Steve Howe, Carl Palmer and John Wetton reunited in 2006, my expectations have been met. "Omega" is another fine album that fits nicely with "Asia", "Alpha" and "Astra" and it should please any new and old Asia (Wetton/Downes) fans immensely. Working with an outside producer, Mike Paxman (Uriah Heep, Status Quo) for the first time since their illustrious debut album back in 1982 has really paid off, and the result is an album packed with classic Asia signatures and trademarks; wrapped in a good production and very skilful executed.

The Year of the Tiger is upon us... and Asia proves that they can still deliver the goods!

01. Finger on the Trigger (4:29)
02. Through My Veins
03. Holy War
04. Ever Yours
05. Listen Children
06. End of the World
07. Light the Way
08. Emily (Bonus track) (
09. I'm Still the Same
10. There Was a Time (5:57)
11. I Believe
12. Don't Wanna Lose You Now
Label: Frontiers Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: March 21st 2010