Power of Metal.dk Review

Project Arcadia
A Time of Changes
Style: Melodic Power Metal
Release date: 9 September, 2014
Playing time: 45:53

It's not every day you hear a band from Bulgaria, or a Bulgarian band signed to a well known label, but Project Arcadia's sophomore album "A Time of Changes" has caught the attention of Lance King as is now available thru Nightmare Records. The biggest change for the band might be inviting vocalist Urban Breed on board for this project.

Their fast guitar driven power metal has links to bands like Tad Morose, Communic, Balance of Power and Unisonic. Unfamiliar with their debut album I must take this as it is: a well played and produced album that reaches internationally standard even without the addition of a very strong vocalist. Because what lifts this album up is without a doubt the performance of Urban Breed.

The eleven songs strong album has all the ingredients a melodic power metal fans want in an album: strong guitar work, some amazing lead work, a rock solid rhythm section, fast songs, melodic songs, emotional songs and again above all a very strong vocalist.

I can strongly recommend this album to fans of Urban Breed, melodic power metal and especially fans of the bands mentioned above to give this band a chance as well as a listen.

Good album!

Band Lineup:
  • Urban Breed - Vocals (Serious Black, ex-Tad Morose, ex-Bloodbound, Trail of Murder)
  • Plamen Uzunov - Guitars
  • Dobromir Paraskov - Bass
  • Daniel Dimitrov - Drums
  • Vili Neshev - Guitars

Project Arcadia - The Ungrateful Child (Official)

01. Here To Learn
02. Shelter Me
03. I Am Alive
04. Beggars at the Door
05. The Ungrateful Child
06. Timeless
07. Joy
08. A Time of Changes
09. Formidable Foe
10. The Deal
11. Shadow of the Night 
Label: Nightmare Records
Distribution: Power Prog
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: 23 September, 2014
Website: www.projectarcadiabg.com