band SAIDIAN was formed in
2004 by Keyboarder Markus Bohr and in 2005 they released their debut
album, “For those Who Walk The Path Forlorn”, which I’m not
familiar with, so I can’t compare it to this brand new release simply
I have ordered their debut album, but now, a year after I still
haven’t received it? Well… back to their new album. When I first
threw it in my CD-player I was a little disappointed and my first
reaction was; - Is this EDGUY? Damn… this is very close to the style and sound of EDGUY.
Of course I gave it another chance and now numerous listens later I like
it a lot.
music of SAIDIAN is very
melodic. Maybe not reaching the heights of EDGUY
but they come close. Some might say that they haven’t found their
own style yet but I don’t care about that. This is very typical Euro
Power Metal of the very melodic and traditional kind. Of course some of
you out there can easily live without another Melodic Power Metal
release but if that kind of Metal is your thing I’m sure that this
album could please most fans out there.
get 13 songs with a good production and they offer us some really good
compositions like “Ride the
”, “Praise the Lord”, “The Jester” and “Power and Glory”.
few of the songs are not above average in my humble opinion and
sometimes singer Markus “Angel” Engelfried is getting a bit on my
nerves but most of the songs are pleasant Power Metal songs.
this review is a little incomplete but just think Melodic Metal in the
same vein as EDGUY and be
sure to check it out when it hit the stores in late September.
now you have to excuse me, because I will try to hunt down their debut
album right away.
Killer tracks: See