return with album No 5 and it's a real revelation. Everybody who is into Melodic Power Metal
should check out "The Premonition" and will love it. Promise.
. and his greek/american Back-up have created nine brand new hymns that totally rule. The opener `Into the Fire
´ has a classic guitar intro which reminds me of Metallica
´, but leads into a speedy grenade that could also have been written by Helloween
or Gamma Ray
. The rest of the album has about the same quality and you can not really pick out one special song, except perhaps for ´Mercinary Man´ which sounds a lot like Thin Lizzy
and is one of the greatest songs I´ve ever known.
I´ve first been disappointed that there are only ten tracks on the album and that it does not play that long, but after listening some times I think that it was wise to add no more songs, because if those had been weaker they might have spoiled the brilliant impression of this album.
The only little stain on this outrageous record is the ´Maniac
´- cover which sounds very close to the original and can not compare to the band´s own songs (especially not compared to the brilliant ´Maniac
´-version of Sargant Fury
). Yet, this is almost the highest note and definitely one of the best I´ve heard in the last years. I think these guys are in for fame !