This is the new album by this Polish heavy metal/power band. They started out in
2003 as Nemesis, but changed their name into Night Mistress. After an EP and the
debut album 'The Back of Beyond' they cheer us up with their second album. I had
no expectations because this is my first introduction to this band. After a few
notes they convinced me, the first song is well produced heavy power metal like
we know it from bands like Dream Evil and Primal Fear.
Besides these influences there are also some typical NWOBHM parts reminding of
Maiden and Priest. The vocals of Chris Sokolowski are powerful and his high
screaming voice is a bit similar to James Rivera, a bit false, but charming. I
like his voice more when he really sings, then he sounds like a mix of Niklas
Isfeldt (Dream Evil) and Ralf Scheepers. Most of the tracks are mid-tempo but
every now and then the tempo increases like for example in "Walking on Air". In "Madman" you hear a lot of Dream Evil influences and not in the first place
because of Chris his singing. "Hell Race" is a faster track with a slower part
in the middle that could also have been on a Primal Fear album. Of course a real
heavy metal album can't do without a ballad and with "Grieving Stars" they wrote
a nice one.
Final conlusion is that you can say that this is the Polish answer to bands that
play real heavy metal like Primal Fear and Dream Evil. With well written song
this band sure isn't inferior to either of them.