The Eloquence of Silence
Style: Power Metal
Release date: 26 November, 2012
Playing time: 43:08

In 2010 I was very enthusiastic about the debut record of this Danish band. Sounding like a little less heavy version of Dream Evil and most important, having a great singer amongst them. Michael Bastholm Dahl personally sees to it, that this new album isn't just a dime a dozen melodic power metal album. Not that the other musicians don't know how to play their instruments, in contrary, they certainly do.

The riffs are groovy, the melodic guitar soli are well performed and Peter Egtved hits his drums like being it his last time. The only part I miss is the development in song writing. The difference between this new album and 'A Moment of Forever' isn't big. Another fact is that the songs don't really stick. After a few spins I still can't remember any phrase or part of a song. Don't get me wrong here, this isn't a bad album at all. It rocks and if you are fond of Pretty Maid's melodic style, mixed with heavy eighties riffs and a little modern touch, this album certainly is worth trying out. Personally I just miss that little more to make this a real top release.


01. Fade to Rise
A Riddle in the Dark
The Candle and the Sun
04. Dreamwalker
05. A Part Apart
06. Bloodlust
Saint of the Scar
08. Xenophobe in Hiding
09. Porcelain Goddess
10. Song for a Shadow
11. Above Inside
12. Ghost of a Rose

Label: Mighty Music
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 25 November, 2012