Classic melodic heavy metal with NWOBHM influences and some power metal double
bass drumming. That is what these Italians again are serving on their already
fourth album. The high pitched vocals of Stefano Senesi stick to the style,
although he isn't one of the top singers in this genre. I think it doesn't sound
surprising that there are a few similarities with Iron Maiden, but in a song
like "Awaiting the Storm" the slow riffs make me think of the band Dio as
well. In several songs there are some calmer pieces and that combines fine with
the heavy riffs . "Trail of Tears" is kind of epic ballad, but because of the
vocal capacity not a real top song.
All in all it is a fine album for those of you who like good melodic metal with
the roots somewhere in the early eigthies. The only thing I missed on this album
is no songs that really keep hanging in your head.