Style: Progressive Metal
Release date: 28 May, 2012
Playing time: 62:28

Progressive metal from Italy. Listening to the several songs you hear that they are inspired and influenced by Dream Theater, Fates Warning and in the heavier and darker parts Evergrey. Opener "Prisoner" is a strong one, but the vocals of Fabio D'Amore are sometimes a little bit too forced. Nevertheless he is a rather good vocalist and not a disturbing factor.

''Earn Your Answers" is a softer track, but well arranged and with nice melodies. 'Lost in a Belief' is a track with big Dream Theater influences. After a sleeping tune, the heavy song "Joke" sets off with dark heavy guitar riffs. A song with influences of Evergrey and Symphony X in it.

The best track however is ""Deeper Signs", a song that starts with Ray Alder on vocals. Later on in the track he is also responsible for the backing vocals. "Missing" is a softer song and in the final ''track'' the band opens all registers for the last time and they leave enough room for every musician to show what they are capable of. The rhythm section is very strong and the production and arrangements of the songs are good. A successful debut, which already makes me curious about the next step.

Not a band with a lot of new ideas, but one that knows how to combine several ingredients to make a good portion of music.


01. Prisoner
Earn Your Answers
03. Vicious Circle
04. Lost in a Belief
05. Joke
06. Deeper Signs
07. Walkabout
08. Missing
09. Broken Soul

Label: Bakerteam Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 25 May, 2012
Website: www.myspace.com/mirrormazeband