is a band that could probably be best described as progressive hard
rock, even though there are many elements to their sound. Their music
changes from song to song, anywhere from a rock ballad, to power metal,
to hard rock, and even some progressive rock. Overall, this CD is
not really all that heavy and I there are parts that I liked and disliked,
quite evenly. The guitar work is pretty good, nice leads and solos.
Also, the band works well together and knows how to write. However,
their songs aren’t always appealing. I don’t know what
it really causes it, but parts of the music can get hard to listen
to. I guess you can say those parts have nothing to pull you into
the composition. Musically the are almost a cross between Van Halen,
Queen, Dream Theater and any 80’s hair metal band. The hair
metal sound is from the guitar squeals and layered singing. There
are more aggressive/progressive songs, which are at least decent and
are reminiscent of Dream Theater. But, just when this album gets going
from a fast paced song, they drop an emotionally dulling song into
the mix. It reminds me of the U2 dulling resonance. I don’t
care too much for that sound. The slower paced songs only made one
thing heavy, my eyelids. These fourteen songs last almost an hour
and there are some hard rock and metal riffing sneaking in there.
There are some highlights, but for the most part this left me unfulfilled.
Not metal enough for my taste.