Top positive review
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Complex, Diverse, and Loads of fun
on 3 July 2011
I first heard the song 'The Scarecrow' on YouTube - and even on laptop speakers and fairly low volume and sound quality, the quality of the music just oozed out. You can feel straight away that this is metal of a very high standard.
The melodies throughout the album are fantastic - the kind you would expect to hear from giants such as Iron Maiden or Dream Theater.
The songs are so varied that there's bound to be one or two that you're not too sure about - but they're all very well written, and performed with expert precision. With guest appearances from the likes of Alice Cooper and Bob Catley, this album is dripping with passion and packed with mega riffs, emotive melodies and soaring choruses.
The top 3 songs on the album (for me) are 'Twisted Mind', 'The Scarecrow' and 'Toy Master'.
'Carry Me Over' is a rock-ballad that might remind you of Aerosmith.
'What Kind of Love' is a slow and operatic ballad that could have been in the Gladiator soundtrack - it's very well done, there's no question - but I feel it may be a little TOO light to be on so early in the album. But that's a very minor quibble (and an odd one, I know).
On the whole this album is very enjoyable. It's so complex, that with some of the songs - the more you hear them the more you will enjoy them.
If you've ever liked anything by Iron Maiden, Dream Theater, Aerosmith, Opeth, Dragonforce, or Meat Loaf - you'll most likely enjoy something here, too.