Seventh Avenue
Style: Melodic power metal
Release date: March 28th 2008

If I'm not mistaken, this is Seventh Avenue's sixth release. For the first time they come with a conceptual album with a complex fantasy story. In general I am not the person for complex conceptual stories, as long as lyrics don't bump with my principles, its okay. Let the music do the talking! If you want to attract attention, the music must be more than average. SA's head stays below the mowing field. Therefore I think they will be swallowed in the big swamp of releases.

The German melodic metal heads have an average German metal singer; the music is medium German (power) metal, with a little old fashioned sound. Some Iron Maiden, Accept, Helloween, Running Wild etc. The only thing that's not moderate is the total of 15 songs with a playing time of 71:31 minutes.

I give the record an average review with a so so mark; just listen to it and judge before buying.

01. Under the Surface
02. Crowd in the Dark
03. Terium
04. Authorities
05. Futures Dawn
06. Brighter than the Sun
07. Needs
08. Two Masters
09. Hands of the King
10. Priests an Servants
11. Trail of Blood
12. Betrayal
13. Way to the Stars
14. Innocence
15. New Era
Label: Massacre Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 50/100
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: March 24th 2008