Power of Metal.dk Review

Crystal Tears
Style: Power Metal
Release date: 28 March, 2014
Playing time: 40:49

The third album with drummer Chrisafis Tantanozis as bandleader has a completely new line-up. With new members hailing from Denmark, Greece and Hungary it is a rather international line up. The musicians on their 2010 album 'Generation X' are gone and replaced by ex Artillery and (ex Crystal Eyes!!!, could this be a coincidence) vocalist Soren Adamsen, Kostas Sotos (guitar), Mate Nagy (guitar) and Alex Chamalides on bass.

I'm not familiar with the bands first two albums, but what they serve on this new album is o.k. A mix of European power metal, bits of thrash and a few typical progressive parts. Mr. Adamsen has a powerful voice and does his job well, but sometimes he sings rather false. The guitar parts are quite impressive and the songs are all above average. There are pure powermetal songs like "Ever Alone", more thrashy tracks like "The Skies are Bleeding" and "Resurrection Suicide" and those with a more progressive touch like "Out of the Shadows". With "Rock N Growl" there is a real rock hymn on the album and the Midnight Oil cover "Beds are Burning" is well executed, but nothing special.

In fact you could say that the music on this album sounds a lot like Mystic Phrophecy and in my eyes there is nothing really wrong with that. The only thing you could be negative about is that the band isn't original and the false singing parts, but that doesn't change the fact that the music sounds good.

01. Destination Zero
The Skies Are Bleeding
Out of the Shadows
The Devil Inside
Resurrection Suicide
Psycho Pollution
Under Your Skin
Violent New Me
09. Ever Alone
10. Rock N Growl
11. Beds Are Burning (Mindnight Oil cover)
Label: Massacre Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 22 March, 2014
Website: www.crystaltearsofficial.webs.com