Archontes - The World Where Shadows Come To Life (Valiant Music Productions) - Back
Archontes is a melodic power-speed metal band, much in the vain of Stratovarius. If Stratovarius was from Russia one would think that this was Stratovarius. Archontes can play just about as well as them. So anyone that knows this style of music can already make the assumption that these guys can play really well. The vocals sound like a cross between Hansi Kursch of Blind Guardian and Geddy Lee of Rush. The eight tracks on this CD pass by much faster then the forty-one minute length. Every song on this CD is written very well. I'll just through a few of my favorite songs out so I don't have to list the whole CD. The title track "The World Where Shadows Come To Life," "Runaway From Dark," and "Victory Or Death." There isn't enough to say about this album. Every time I listen to this album I like it more. It is a great album to begin with, all I have to do is listen to it a few more times, and it may be one of my favorite albums that I have heard in a while. Valiant Music Productions must be very proud to have these talented metalheads on their label.

Rating: 94