These 5 very
young guys, all born in 1989, are challenging the undisputed champions of
progressive metal in Norway; Pagan's Mind with their debut album! They have the
technical abilities, the writing skills and the songs to compete with the very
best Norway have to offer.
short and rather uninspired intro we are thrown into the airwaves of Aspera,
and for the rest of the album they show just how talented they are and that they
do not need to hide from any of their inspiration sources, in this case Pagan's
Mind, Evergrey, Dream Theater and Symphony X. And the close connection to
Pagan's Mind doesn't stop there: Nils K. Rue is doing backing vocals on the
impressive debut album with a very high level of musicianship, a very gifted
vocalist and nine very well-composed progressive metal songs and this makes
"Ripples" the first
highlight of 2010, and surely one of the debut albums we will be talking about at
the end of the year. And an album you shouldn't miss out on if you like any of
the above mentioned bands!