“They are the future of power, I say!”
Looking at the name of the band for first time I thought the guys were a symphonic band and at second time when I heard their new album, I thought I had to do with a power metal band from Finland or Sweden.
I do not know how many times I have heard “As The World Bleeds”, but the more I listen to it the more I fall in love with it. It has inside it everything that can make a power metal lover happy, speed, beautiful and not bored melodies, solo which make you be the guitar player, despite it is just a dream.
Check the solo of “Altar To The Unknown God”, it could be something between a guitar part from Kai Hansen which is being completed by Conception, but it is not, it belongs to Theocracy. But only the fact that my imagination on that moment can be like this, it means a lot of things.
The album opens with a track that lasts eleven minutes and guess what… You will not be bored and more over you will not expect a common track. You will find everything you could not imagine, from European power metal moments to folk and clear progressive parts and after you listen to it just count how many times you are going to do that again. The story does not stop there; it goes on with greater songs. Do you like the first period of Edguy, have you missed the days of the past when worthy power metal bands played for their own without carrying about the people’s mind? If you do, go ahead and listen to the best fast songs “The Master Storyteller”, “Hide In The Fairytale”
Many bands would like to have these songs as theirs and one reason is the lyrics. Ok, they play power metal, but they do not stuck on imagination, the go beyond that and they are talking about divine themes. I really enjoy that unknown bands create albums like this and make talking about them as they are the kings. Do not wait from the past heroes to please you, give the chance to the youth!
Points: 9 / 10
Review by Dr. Feelgood