Power of Metal.dk Review

The Inception of Darkness
Style: Progressive Power Metal
Release date: 7 December, 2012
Playing time: 43:30

In my collection there I have their 2004 album '9 Elements of Inner Vision', which I used to listening to rather often back then. Most impressive is the singing of Danny Cacati, on this new album he sounds even better. The vocals are rather mixed up in front and for a reason because his powerful singing with a sometimes aggressive touch is really outstanding.  He also must be the metal musician with the longest hair, damn I'm jealous...

The songs on this album have a power metal drive, but with some very progressive parts. The keyboards form an important part and bring a kind of orchestral atmosphere to the songs. The guitar riffs could perhaps have been mixed a little bit more in front, to make the music even heavier. The drums are a little bit the same in every song, just straight forward in the same tempo, a little more variation next time please. Conclusion however is that Eyefear has made a good album and with some grunts in track 4 of guest musician George Kosma (Be'Lakor) and some female singing (Sarah Parker) the songs stay interesting.

Somehow I still get the feeling that the band still hasn't shown us their best. They are almost on top of the darker progressive power metal ladder and fans of Evergrey and similar stuff will enjoy this for certain. Just 2 more steps and these Aussies will be kings.

01. Redemption
03. Eyes of Madness
04. The Inception of Darkness Pt. 1: Transcending
05. The Inception of Darkness Pt. 2: Reborn
06. Immortals
07. Perfect Images
08. Legions
Label: Rockstar Records
Distribution: Rockstar Records
Artwork rating: 98/100
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 19 February, 2013
Website: www.myspace.com/eyefear