The first two CRIMSON GLORY albums belong doubtless to every collection of a maniac, who wants to be a knowledgeable US-Metal fan. Whereby the self titled debut is more catchy than the second glorious work.
The five guys worn masks that time for the reason, that the world wouldn't see their supernal faces and so, everybody could concentrate on the music (little, nice band joke, isn't it?). Actually, the band needn't such promotion (masquerading), their music was and is too good.
Nobly melodies, strong arrangements, fantastic riff assaults, highly melodic solos alike the partly very high pitched voice of Midnight result an album, which overlooks the poor people from their Metalolymp, knowing that nearly nobody would reach their class. But a very small complaint, I have to say: the beginning of "Angels Of War" reminds strongly of DIO's "Holy Diver".
Apart from that must every pretentious Melodic Progressive Metal fan listened to diamonds like the stomper "Valhalla", the crushing "Mayday", the very ingenious "Dragon Lady" or the mainly ballad-like "Lost Reflection", which was even covered by MORGANA LEFAY. (Online March 22, 2003)