If this is the music we get when all Gods are gone, then I suggest them to never
come back. The year just started and I think that this is already one of the
albums that will find its way back in my end of the year list 2011. If
it doesn't, it must be a super metal year with superb albums. What makes this
album so good? Good arrangements, good song writing, good musicians, good
performed, variation, good production, heavy, melodic, progressive etc. etc.
This Swiss band already released 'Wasted Time' back in 2008 and I must confess
that I missed out on that one. That the band took no risks can be traced back in
the many known guests list. Mike DeMeo, Amanda Somerville, Fabio Lione, Roland
Grapow, Doogie White, Apollo Papathanasio, they all delivered some musical
performances. But the icing on the cake is of course the grunting vocals of Dan Swano
on the songs "The Mirror Eyes", "...I Said Silence" and "2nd God". If that isn't
enough for you yet, no one lesser than Devon Graves takes care of the lead in
the song "Sweet Enemy". His vocals make this song one of the best ones on this
album and of course the resemblances with Psychotic Waltz are there.
With all this guests, you could conclude that the band needs them to make a good
album, but that is not true. The songs are good enough without all the guests
too. Another thing that makes this band special is that there are two lead
singers. Pat Gerber (guitar) and Omar Cuna (bass) both take care of the lead
vocals and that gives the songs even more variety. Fans of Symphony X, Dream
Theater, Vanden Plas, Psychotic Waltz, progressive metal fans in general that
like some grunting every now and then, shouldn't wait any longer, buy the best
progressive release so far this year.