Crystal Dream, Ball, Castle, Tears, Angel, Viper and there certainly are a lot
more bands starting their name with Crystal. Crystal Eyes started in 1992 and
has already delivered 6 albums which makes this their 7th.
From the first track to the last these Swedes deliver well written songs, but
very much based on the eighties style we know from Iron Maiden. Also bands like
Judas Priest and influences of a younger band like Hammerfall can be heard. The
opening song "Killer" has a nice refrain and that is also a big surplus for this
band. Several songs have the typical Maiden-like bass lines, with the early
eighties guitar sound and harmonies added. Listen for example to the track "Warrior".
Mikael Dahl has a variable voice, from the mid-section to very high screams. The
music can't be called original, but the execution is good.
If you like well produced NWOBHM based melodic power metal with nice refrains or
should I say a mix of Iron Maiden, Gamma Ray and Hammerfall you will not break a
leg listening to this.