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Released: 2005, Sonic Age
Reviewer: Celtic Bob
Coming out of Greece this guitar heavy band is quickly making a mark for themselves with its stellar guitar playing and top notch vocals. Formed only a couple of years ago (2003) they have already made a name for themselves in their homeland and are now trying to make a mark outside of Greece.
The music is quite complex with it’s ‘Over the top’ guitar that upon first listen puts you in mind of early Yngwie. It is no trouble to tell that Theodore (guitar) is a master of his craft and was definitely influenced by Malmsteen.
The drumming is very fast with an insane amount of double kick. The sound is slightly thin and has no real punch to it. While the drums are up in the mix a little more kick to them and less of a tinny sound would benefit them drastically. Joiti (vocal) is the main focus here with his excellent singing abilities that range from a normal low to glass shattering highs.
For fans of Neoclassical Power Metal this could very well be one of the best disc’s you could pick up. It leans more toward the Neoclassical than Power Metal but just slightly.
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