Style: Power Metal
Release date: June 2nd 2009

Well it has taken 3 years for this German Power Metal band to produce the follow up to “Phoenix”. And was it worth the wait? Well…..not really. “Evercircle” is every part a good power metal album, but the comparisons to Edguy, Stratovarius & Helloween are far too much to take for me. Down to the point where Markus Engelfried (vocals) sounds like Tobias Sammet (Edguy) himself did the singing on this album. Especially on tracks “Out of the Shadows” & “Solomon’s Dance".

Music wise “Evercircle” is power metal by the numbers. Some fast pace guitar driven anthems and also 1 or 2 slow to mid tempo tracks all written around band founder and keyboardist Markus Bohr. At time the keyboards come across to strong and give the whole sound a very fairy fluffy sound. “Saidian” do a cover of “Tokyo” by (CRAFT) this brings something new along for Saidian, AOR/Hard Rock. And surprisingly it sounds good & is very well done. There’s a lot of “Pretty Maids” in this sound thanks again by the strong presents of Markus’s keyboards.

Bottom Line: Good strong power metal album, but have heard it all above and done better.

01. Out of the Shadows
02. Tokyo
03. Solomon's Dance
04. Once in my Dreams
05. Pale Moon Rider
06. Stroke of Genius
07. Moonlight’s Calling
08. Sign in the Sky
09. The Princess
10. Halos for Everyone

Label: Blistering Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Tye Brown
Date: June 1st 2009