Album number six from Swiss rockers Crystal
Ball and a pleasant surprise, at least to me. It needed a few spins in my CD-player to grow
on me, but now I think it’s a great Hard Rock / Melodic Metal album.
“TimeWalker” is the title and it’s a concept album with a journey through
different historical events. We get 11 first class Hard Rock songs and the
limited edition comes with a bonus track of a well known Pop song.
As on their previous album “HELLvetia”, Crystal
Ball has worked together with Stefan Kaufmann (ex-Accept, U.D.O.), who has helped them to create a dynamic and powerful
sound. Sound wise Crystal Ball reminds
me of Shakra and Pretty Maids among others. To put it simple, great Hard Rock / Melodic Metal with great
Give at least this Swiss band a chance. I
think that they deserve it.
Recommended tracks: “Tear down the Wall”, “Powerflight”,
“Celebration” and “Talking To The Walls”.