Persona Non Grata
Quantum Leap
Style: Progressive Metal
Release date: 9 December, 2011
Playing time: 58:15

After their good debut record ''Shade in the Light' this Greek progressive band delivers this new album just in time for Christmas. If you still have some money left, in this year of the Euro (Greek)-crisis and high debts, I can recommend you to try this one out. With a new vocalist; Aris Pirris they serve us high standard progressive metal songs which have similarities with bands like Dream Theater and Pain of Salvation, but is never sounds-a-like copy.

New singer Aris sounds a little bit like James LaBrie in the mid section, but his voice is very powerful even in the higher regions. Sometimes the music reminds me of the DT - Awake-period, but the song writing and the arrangements are more in Pain of Salvation style. They easily change from heavy riffs into more melodic passages. The very tight drumming and bass work finishes it off. It is not that this band explores the genre even more, but they have just written some excellent and well arranged songs, no virtuosic stuff, it is all done just in the interest of the songs.


01. Imaginative Mind
Lend Me a Hand
Evil Feelings
04. 9 AM News
Redemption of Sins
07. Grief
08. Diversity
09. Inertia
10. Journey Ends
11. Journey's End

Label: Massacre Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 8 December, 2011