EDGUY's Tobias Sammet has released another grand and epic disc after receiving critical claim for last year's release. He continues for the last time here of fantasy along with deceit, witchcraft, and religion among others which is quite amazing to hear. You would think that coming from Germany, this would be another silly happy Power Metal album of little substance.
Tobias pulls out all the punches and created a Power Metal epic that is well crafted and impressive. His line up of vocalists is a dream come true for many fans ranging from David DeFeis, Bob Catley, Mike Kiske, Oliver Hartmann, Kai Hansen, Rob Rock, Andre Matos, Sharon Den Adel, Ralf Zdiarstek and featuring the musicians of Eric Singer on Drums, Timo Tolkki on guitars, Henjo Richter on guitars, Jens Ludwig on guitars, Markus Grosskopf on bass and Alex Holzwarth on drums. With that said, this CD is just fabulous.
The opening 14 minute plus epic "The Seven Angels" is just a wonderful piece of music. It may look like a long song, but it flows nicely and pretty damn quick too. "No Return" and "The Looking Glass" are soon to be Power Metal classics. Tobias' hard work really paid off here and has crafted another Metal masterpiece that could be looked up upon with the likes of RUSH's "2112", THE WHO's "Tommy" and QUEENSRYCHE's "Operation: Mindcrime" just to name a few.
Impressive and genius can barely describe what kind of treat you are in for when you pop this in. No disappointments here. (Online October 21, 2002)