A New Day
Style: Progressive Melodic Power Metal
Release date: 15 July, 2011
Playing time: 48:33

Somewhere in 2001 I bought their album 'Parallel Worlds' and it was not the best Italian power metal release, but I could hear some potential. The classical approach combined with power metal and choirs weren’t new, but I enjoyed most of the stuff. The biggest problem on that record was the vocals of Enzo Caruso. The Italian accent made my toes curve. The follow-up 'Apocalypse' had the same musical style and again the same problem.

I let 'Primary Fear' pass by and bought in 2006 their fifth album 'In Praise of Science'. There was a certain style change. Less neo-classical stuff and the songs had a bit lower tempo. There were more hard rock-influences from the likes of Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Yes and so on. The keyboards got more in front and the neo-classical parts disappeared a little. This sixth album is a logical follow-up. They did not change a lot in the past 5 years. Enzo Caruso still has the same singing style and his English pronunciation is still irritating. The guitars of brother Franco Caruso are still neo-classical and Blackmore inspired and I must admit he knows his customers. The songs are still not strong enough to make this more than an above average band and after six albums I'm afraid this isn't the one changing that either. The guitar work sees to it that there is still enough on this album I enjoy, but that has been the case since they started. The first time I really got excited was with the eleventh track "Your Death", a little late I think and it says a lot that it is an instrumental song. Their execution of Deep Purple's "Fireball" can't change my over-all impression either. With a better singer, the band can make a step ahead, but you can't kick yourself out of your own band, so one must make best with what you have.

The Caruso brothers mean business and Enzo does his utmost to sing as good as he can, but you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. I would be very surprised if this new album will change a lot for the band. After 5 years of silence I expected something more.


01. I Know the Darkness
02. Big Heart
03. I'm Sorry
04. Into the Fog
05. Magic World
06. My Face is Hard
07. Running in an Old Town
08. Take Your Life
09. Parallel Worlds
10. The Reason of the Thing
11. Your Death                                                  12. Fireball

Label: Lion Music
Distribution: Border Music Distribution AB
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 23 July, 2011