I think it is very fitting, if I use the title of the 3rd and last - for now - Crimson Glory album with Midnight as vocalist: "Strange and Beautiful" to describe this debut album from one of my favorite metal vocalists of all time, because this is both!
the music, I really can't identify myself with the direction Midnight
has chosen for his first solo album - some might count his acoustic EP
as his first. Maybe I had hopes for a metal album, I was aware of the
fact, that this would have almost nothing in common with the first 2
Crimson Glory release - both of them are still considered by many as
classic melodic power metal albums, but musically I really can't find
much pleasurable on this album!
- Midnight hasn't lost his charisma and his voice is still excellent
and to me the highlight on this album, but to make me happy both sides
of the coin need to be good, so I really can't recommend this album to
metal fans out there. But take a listen for yourself - maybe you might
like the music better then me...
small wish to Mr. Midnight - please return to Crimson Glory and make
another brilliant melodic power metal album soon ...