a perfect example of an increasing trend in (progressive) metal these days: a
technical sound band that has the ability to execute at a very high level;
delivering a close to flawless performance, but the song writing is not up to
par with the technical aspect of things.
point in denying the talent of Lars Eric Mattsson, he has proven over and over
to be the among the premier guitar virtuosos in Europe, and his guitar skills
are first class, as expected, and there are glimpses of brilliance on the album,
which is a bit more accessible than it's predecessor "Dreamchild". Vocalist
Adrienn Antal is not alone to interpret Lars' songs this time; Markku Kuikka
(Status Minor) gives the songs a dark contrast to Adrienn's fine and delicate
think Adrienn's voice is a bit thin in the higher regions and the potential is
clearly there, now they need to create a few songs that elevate them to higher
levels. A very solid piece of progressive metal that simply lacks one or two
outstanding songs, eleven cool songs, no masterpieces - sadly...