has made an album that any, and I mean any representative from the Italian
symphonic power metal scene would be very proud of, and with good reason! But
the thing is that Pathfinder is from Poland.
Space, Beyond the Time" is their debut album, and they cover every cliché in the
book of symphonic power metal; thousand of layers of music, big, powerful and
symphonic compositions, huge choirs, loads of guitar and keyboard duels, harmonies and leads,
an angelic operatic female vocalist makes an appearance, the classical inspired
parts are ever present, the sound is big and opulent and so on, and on and on...
not the tightest band in the world and they beg, borrow and steal left and
right, and I still love it! They have created an album that can compete with the
best this genre has ever produced, and "Beyond the Space, Beyond the Time" is
better that anything the so-called masters from Italy have produced, well since
their second album (and I am a big fan of theirs)!
more than twenty turns in my CD-player I still go back to it, pick it up and
listen to it from start to finish... This is highly unoriginal and will not win
any innovation awards, but it still beats out all the competition in an
otherwise very stale genre. I bow down in respect!