Alogia

Rating: 74/100

Reviewed by: Peter Laursen, January '05
Label:
Locomotive Records
Style: Progressive Power Metal

Secret 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".