Perception of Fear

Release date: January 6th 2006
AFM Records
Distributed by: Target Distribution

Heavy Metal / Power Metal

Rating: 68/100
Reviewed by:
Peter Laursen
December '05

German band Sencirow was founded in the summer of 1996 and after two albums, "Dreamspace" (1999) and "Crown of Creation" (2001) Sencirow are back with a third one, called “Perception of Fear”.

We get 10 tracks of Heavy Metal and Power Metal in the vein of Morgana Lefay, Primal Fear and Iron Maiden. I have been listening to this promo-CD quite a lot since I received it for about 8 days ago, or so, and it’s quite good but not outstanding in my opinion. The production is good, the songs are okay, and that’s it! Or is it?

Even after numerous listens there's nothing that has really stuck to my memory… and again… the songs are ok, but not more than ok. Of course there are some good ideas to be found on this release… great riffs in “Burn it Down”… a catchy chorus in “Connection of Evil”, but in my opinion Sencirow still has room for improvement.

Some song completely sinks in the maelstrom of similar releases in the sense of "I know that, don't I?" or also "The song already is over? How did it go again?”.

So; what remains at the end is a nice Metal album, nothing really special, but for fans of the genre worth to be checked out.  

Recommended tracks: See above.