by: Peter Laursen, January '05
Style: Progressive Power Metal
Spheres Of Art
First of all a little information about Alogia from Locomotive
Records: - 'After years of promotion Alogia have established them selves as the best
Progressive Power metal band from Serbia.
They were founded by the members of a Death Metal band called Psychoparadox,
which has published 3 albums for Rock Express Records Label.
- Alogia is a mixture of 70's Hard Rock, 80's Heavy metal and Progressive Power
Metal of the 90's. Alogia use elements of classical music and influences from
Serbia, Arabia, Egypt, Ireland and Scotland. But they also use some elements
of modern music'.
Honestly ... I must admit that I didn't had very high expectations of
Alogia, but I gave it a shot... and I'm glad I did. Not that this album is the best I have ever heard, but I like
it. However, the production could have been a lot better.
The first track "Secret Spheres" opens up with a very interesting riff,
which then turns into a pretty straight and good opener. The machine gun
like guitarriff gives this track a very good flow ... in my opinion. - Alogia sounds much better than
expected. Track 2 is just a intro to track 3: "Politics Of
War" again a great track - actually it is very much alike the first song.
Number 4 is "Legend Of A Stolen Heart", and I'm sure that I have heard this track
before, but I'm not sure. All I know is, that it reminds me of Symphony X.
And it can't be bad... right?
I could go on and on about every single track on this album... but I
won't. I think it is up to you to decide if you like it or not. Give it a listen when it hit the stores, okay?
The releasedate is January the 24th 2005.
Recommended tracks: "Secret Spheres", "Legend Of A Stolen
Heart", "As The Time Passes By" and "Samson".