Style: Heavy - Power metal
Release date: September 28th 2007 

Another Swiss (Emerald as well) band, which released their third record back in September last year. I just bought it, therefore the late review. Compared to their country inhabitants Emerald, this record has a huge production done by, who else than Dennis Ward. The man stands for a good heavy production.

The singer of the band is ex-Victory shouter Fernando Garcia. For the readers not familiar with the man, he is a good singer (At times I hear a Dave Meniketti connection). Singing more high, than aggressive and in the lower regions. Although you hear that he is not of English origin, it is not annoying.

The music is tough powerful heavy metal in the style of Judas Priest, Dream Evil and Primal Fear. The song "Crawl in the Night" is a fast opener in the Painkiller (JP) style. "Destruction" is a little slower, but has a nice catchy riff in it. A song like "Pedal to the Metal" has on the other hand AC/DC connections. The other songs are all of the same high standard.

If you like your metal produced powerful, good vocals, heavy guitars and double bass you might like this one.

01. Illuminatio
02. Crawl in th Night
03. Destruction
04. Pedal to the Metal
05. After the War
06. Inside Hell
07. Vicious Blade
08. Bloody Sky
09. Running From the Past
10. Hell's on Fire
11. United We Stand
12. Revelation (bonus track)
Label: Mausoleum Records
Distribution: Mausoleum Records
Artwork rating: 80/100
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: February 1st 2008
Website: www.godiva.ch