listened to this album about ten times. I like parts of it. A song like I Am
Your God for example. Really cool, progressive piece with loads of lovely riffs
and elements. And there are many good instances on the album as heavy metal pure
is mixed with more death thrash inspired stuff as well as the more almost jazzy
stuff of Shadowman and Trip For You.
That said, I'm not entirely happy. There's something that not quite triggering
my enthusiasm, and I'm desperately trying to put my finger on what it is exactly
that turns this Italian effort into a flawed equation in my ears.
Perhaps it lacks a red thread? Perhaps simply that indefinable 'it' that's
missing in the song writing and sound - the spark of magic that won't light the
fire of metal joy? I can't tell exactly, but fact remains that I feel this needs
to be worked with to give me a real experience.