And another band that has profited from the Rock Hard-campaign "Unerhört!" and has got a record deal now. According to their info-flyer, ZONATA play a mixture from IRON MAIDEN, HELLOWEEN and Yngwie Malmsteen, what hits the nail right onto its head, because you'll find extracts from those artists' works here and there.
If you take the voice of Johannes Nyberg, who indeed sounds like Kai Hansen at HELLOWEEN's first days ("Dream Child"), HELLOWEEN at HELLOWEEN's first days ("Welcome To The World Of Fun"), MAIDEN-esque melodies ("Thor (The Thundergod") or Yngwie-like guitar-lines like in the instrumental "Zonata", all flies by your ear and also enters it, but somehow you also hear that the contract might have come a little too early. In many cases the songs showcase the talent, but still don't sound mature enough yet.
People, who buy everything that is labelled True and Power Metal (and still haven't gone bankrupt yet) can buy this one without regrets, but who has to watch the money he spends, men ist. Zu oft machen die Songs einen noch nicht ganz ausgereiften Eindruck, should listen into this one first and, if there are any doubts, rather take LEFAY, ICED EARTH or GAMMA RAY...