can still remember coming home with Secret Sphere’s debut CD “Mistress Of The Shadowlight” back in 1999, putting the CD into my
CD-player, and pressing the play button, and BAM high quality Power
metal came out of my speakers, somewhere between Labyrinth and
in 2001 their second album “A Time Nevercome” was released,
another great CD, but it couldn’t keep up with “Mistress Of The
Shadowlight”. In 2003 “Scent Of Human Desire” followed - the
first one on Nuclear Blast. The first two CD’s was on Elevate
Records. “Scent Of Human Desire” was a strange CD, it was a mix
between progressive stuff (Yeah not my cup of tea) and power metal,
and it sounded like they couldn’t decide on, what to play.
now we got a new cd called “Heart & Anger”, I was afraid, that
these Italians would release another album with more progressive stuff,
but it’s more back to the old stuff. On the first album we were
served only with speedy songs, this CD is a more diverse offering, the
majority of the songs are still speedy, but there are also mid tempo
songs like “Dance With The Devil”. There are more orchestral
elements on this CD, but it sounds pretty good with the heavy riffs
from Aldo Lonobile and Paco Gianotti. I still think that the speedy
stuff like “Set Me Free” and “Faster Than The Storm” are where
Secret Sphere has their force. “Heart & anger” are definably a
step in the right direction again.
Recommended tracks: “Set Me Free” & “Faster Than The Storm"