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Ion Vein - Beyond Tomorrow (8,5/10) - USA - 2001

Genre: US-Metal
Label: Majesphere Music
Playing time: 35:08
Band homepage: Ion Vein


  1. Horizons
  2. Selections Unclear
  3. Fading Shadows
  4. Heart Of The Matter
  5. Static Vision
  6. Bridge Of Dawn
  7. Here Today Gone Tomorrow
  8. Beyond Tomorrow
Ion Vein - Beyond Tomorrow

A little older, but far too important to be forsaken is the first longplayer by Illinois-based ION VEIN. After a quite unnecessary intro the band unleashes best US Metal upon the listener.

Very melodic, with a good, mid-pitched singer, who really has class. Heavy passages intertwine with calmer, acoustic parts, there is a slight Prog-touch evident throughout the album, but it never disrupts the flow. The songs all convince through good melody-lines and catchy choruses.

Who likes FATES WARNING in their "Parallels"-era, should also get along with ION VEIN very well. Because the style of "Beyond Tomorrow" could well be compared to Jim Matheos & co. in this time. OK, the playing time of 35 minutes is not really luxurious, but hey, there are no fillers for that. And you just have to support killer-bands like ION VEIN.

Great album, which won't collect dust in your CD-shelf. You can get this gem from Hellion Records and Rising Sun! To contact the masters themselves you can get in touch with them at: ION VEIN, P.O. BOX 7911, Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60195, USA.

Falk Kollmannsperger

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