Now, even the Greeks have something to say in melodic speed/overkill. Ok, it's not that bad what ELWING do with "Immortal Stories". Their album, though, is very melodic and continuously lively, but at least the bombastic parts were left out. Nursery rhymes there are none.
Good, the four guys have not reinvented the wheel, often enough some BLIND GUARDIAN or RUNNING WILD peek out of the songs, but at least the really old ones. The song lines remind furthermore of the individual charming album "Kingdoms Of Your Life" by CUSTARD. The bard also is not one of those ballswinging singing poodles, who'd like to go have a leak with the big ones, but don't get the leg up. With his slightly cranky pitch the guy sounds very nice.
And the guitarist are also cool, what the dudes get out of nothing resembles somehow to the good IRON MAIDEN days. There is also some keyboards to listen at, but very rare.
With this album the Greeks have a solid foundation, which they can build on in the future. (Online April 22, 2003)