“The seventh path to the seventh sea”
How many of you out there in the world have heard about Arrayan Path? How many of you have listened to their music? Well, if until now you have never heard them, go and begin the listening and you will regret for the days you have lost before. Arrayan Path come from Cyprus and they are from the bands that want
Without losing no time after the very good Terra Incognita of 2010 in November of this year they released their new album, Ira Imperium, which to my point of view is the best record they have ever done till the next one of course, it is built on the roots of their love for glorious music. Do you like Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son from Iron Maiden and the general atmosphere of the power metal? If you do, just take them out of your mind, because Arrayan Path will show you all these in here, always covered by their personal presses.
Apart from the excellent material, there is also a surprise for all of us and this is the guest appearance of Tony Martin in “Ira Imperium”, he sings so beautiful and his voice is so clean and bright that you think years have not passed. But, when you will finish the first time of listening, you will realize that Tony Martin is just the first surprise and the second one for those who have not heard the band before is the singer of the band Nicolas Leptos and I am saying that because I have listened
This album has everything you need, everything you search if you are a fun of this style, but you better forget the styles and admit that you like this music or not. You see, in songs like “77 Days To Doomsday”, “Amenophis” and “The Fall Of Mardonius”
What else in here can attract you? The atmosphere which is based on two climates, on the oriental through “The Kiss Of Kali” where the keyboards play their role and on the mediterranean one through “Lost Ithaca”, which is my favorite song, honestly
Ira Imperium is one of the most mature power/epic albums I have heard the last 6 or 7 seven years and I think that Arrayan Path should become more known, so that people see that there are bands out there which do not afraid of anything, do not try to make much money and the only they want is to write fantastic songs for themselves and our days and nights will be more pleasant.
Points: 9 / 10
Review by Dr. Feelgood