of my favourite Metal acts Evil
Masquerade formed by bandleader Henrik Flyman is back with their
third album called “Third Act”. After the fantastic debut album,
“Welcome to the Show” (2004) and the just as good, “Theatrical
Madness” (2005), my expectations were very high to this brand new
they fulfilled? –Yes they are. But I must admit that it took this
album several spins in my CD-player before I was hooked. Okay, a few
songs like, “Third Act”, “Black Ravens Cry” and “Descended
from the Grave” did hit me right away, but songs like “Far Away”,
“I’ll Make you Burn” and “Under the Surface of Water” was
somehow a little different that what I was use to from Evil Masquerade.
found those three songs a little too slow and not above average at first,
but after a while they opened up to me… and now I like the whole album
a lot. There is just something about the music of Evil
Masquerade… it makes me feel good.
find mid-tempo, up-tempo, melodic riffs and cool solos and catchy
choruses, this is the recipe which works on “Third Act” so
wonderfully. Nothing really remarkable has changed, and that's good. And
again this is not exactly true… because there is a new man behind the
microphone of Evil Masquerade… no other than the fantastic singer Apollo
Papathanasio and he is doing a great job here on “Third Act”. But
let’s not forget Thor Jeppesen (Bass) and Dennis Buhl (Drums).
Splendid rhythm-section. At last but certainly not least… I tip my hat
to bandleader Henrik Flyman, who once again has written powerful songs
that hits just where it hurts. I hope that he will provide us with
“Theatrical Metal” for years to come.
tracks: “Third Act”, "Black Ravens Cry”,
“Descended from the Grave” and “The Final Goodbye”.