is melodic power/heavy metal from France with a little medieval folk.
This self-titled release is their first disc. It is comprised of twelve
tracks and is about an hour in length. They use many instruments including
pipe organ, flute, bassoon, harpsichord, timpani, and of course, electric
guitar, bass and drums. The recording is a little raw but nothing
really interferes with the music. My favorite element is the lead
guitar. There are a number of nice arrangements and solos with tons
of feeling! Most solos are excellent. I also like the acoustic guitarwork,
very mystical at times, almost like Empyrium. Vocals are pretty good,
you can hear the French accent while he sings, it adds to the mystique
of the album. However, the drums and rhythm guitars do sound cheap.
Musically they sound fine, but the recording isn’t that good.
If the rhythm guitars and drums were produced a little better it wouldn’t
be an issue. Its like they recorded the vocals, keys and lead guitar
on something else and with better quality. If everything had the quality
of the intro and outro their music would be more loads more attractive.
Currently, they sound like a garage band with produced vocals and
lead guitars (mainly solos). “Shine Over Me” is among
my favorites along with “Enchanted Alloy.” The later is
an instrumental that acts like the musicians are dueling it out. Most
tracks are between four and six minutes in length but there is a five
part song over twelve minutes. These guys do not write short, economical
songs. Overall, I think this would sound better if all elements sounded
like they were produced the same, but this is a decent first effort.