who know and like the first album from Anubis Gate can pick this one
up without any hesitation, because this Danish band picks up where
"Purification" left us in 2004. Old school inspired heavy
metal, with a splash of new progressive metal. Once more under the
guidance of Jacob Hansen and Kim Olesen, the album has a crystal clear
sound and most of 10 tracks reach level of the first album.
impressive is once more the guitar work, the addition of a second
guitar player has really helped on their overall sound. Kim Olesen did
take part on the first album with some leads, but the sound is so much
more thick and fresh with him on-board. Torben Askholm has made big
steps forward and I really dig his vocals on this album - a lot of
people had troubles with his voice on the first album - and the
choruses on this album sound so much better. The rest of the band does
a cool job, and the keyboards are kept to a minimum and fit the music
album might not be as good as their first one, but it's still an album
worth checking out! The artwork is awesome - but who would expect
nothing less, when the artist is Mattias Norén?
Recommended tracks: "Future
without Past", "Children of the Pauper King" &
"A Perfect Forever"