I have to admit, while I love this band very much I thought this band was doomed. Century Media had the balls to pick them up and what a choice they made. This band has been making rumblings in and out of Italy for quite a while and now I think they have the potential to break through like their brethren RHAPSODY. The essential ingredients of melody, clean preppy vocals with a focus on technicality, neo-classical keyboards and at times sweeping arpeggios are all here.
"The Prophet" shows just how technical, powerful and capable they are in holding your attention and wowing you with their prowess. This song is just oh so tight and I can never get sick of those quick double kick drums. Everything that you want in a Power Metal band and song are all here. Beautiful acoustic guitars are utilized fantastically with "Livin' In A Maze." Who says that Power Metal can't sound beautiful as well as powerful. Thick and grooving bass lines take over on "This World" and this little number packs quite a punch. A sophisticated little power ballad called "Neverending Rest" is a mature and great song.
There is a lot here to offer for fans of various genres of music. To be honest, I have never been disappointed in the band or their sound. They now are playing in the big leagues and will show everyone out there that some bands can be lumped in with the likes of STRATOVARIUS, HELLOWEEN, RHAPSODY, but stand head and shoulders above the rest. (Online October 11, 2003)