Power of Metal.dk Review

Visions of Another World
Style: Power Prog Metal
Release date: 21 March, 2014
Playing time: 58:45

“Visions of Another World” is a good example of how the production can detract from the listening pleasure of an album. The mixing isn’t one I was comfortable with either and I often struggled to appreciate what was going on with the various instruments. These sound issues and a weak rhythm guitar are the album’s main handicaps in my view. Fortunately, beneath all that lurks quite a good album.

Neverworld are a young band from central England and “Visions...” is their first full-length effort. Musically you have a keyboards-infused Power Metal that’s strongly inspired by 1980s Metal. The band’s press-sheet compares Neverworld to Savatage, Helloween and Judas Priest and I’m inclined to agree. There’s a lot of potential in this band – particularly with regards to the songwriting and to individual displays of brilliance. Case in point are the lead vocals which, to my ears, seem to draw influence from Bruce Dickinson (Samson, Iron Maiden) and Ralf Scheepers (Gamma Ray, Primal Fear).

Various elements are used to enliven the album, such as the guest female vocals on ‘Ghosts’, acoustic guitars and narrations. Amidst all this Neverworld seem mindful to keep the music hard and heavy.

My opinion on the album changed drastically for the better since the first time I put it on, possibly as a result of my tampering with different stereos and sound equalisations. This one’s certainly worth checking out, especially if you’re a fan of the genre.


01. Tempus  (Instrumental)
02. Visions of Another World
03. They Live
04. Blood and Romance
05. Ghosts
06. Wheel of Misfortune
07. Eminent Reprisal
08. Salt Water Bandits
09. This Fire

Label: Dream Demon Recordings
Distribution: Neverworld Shop
Reviewed by: Chris Galea
Date: 23 August, 2014
Website: www.neverworldmetal.co.uk