Dionysus - Sign Of Truth
I had looked forward to this debutalbum - a couple of
wellknown names in the metalbusiness (Milianowicz - Sinergy,
Dahlqvist - Stormwind, Öhlin/Noberg
- Nation), with Olaf Hayer as frontman
controlling the lion share of the microphone activities, and with the
promises of playing good, solid power metal.
I am a bit disappointed as this is pretty lame and doesn´t
really manage to interest except for a few leads or bridges over 55
minutes and that is way too few moments to be worth a cost of this cd.
Apperantly guitarist Öhlin can handle his 6-string with the honours, but why not show that more? During his short but nevertheless journeys in the neoclassic wonderland it sounds very good, and I could feel hope, but there are very few moments of that on this cd. Wasn´t that one of things that this band was supposed to play?
Co-produced by Tobias Sammet and mixed by Tommy Newton you would think that the production would a be a little bit more "fat" than this, but I guess the band has got exactly what they were looking for here, but I think it´s a bit too thin for my listeningpleasure.
I have to say that Olaf Hayer is performing one of his least good vocals on this album, and it doesn´t feel inspiring at all. I have never been really impressed with his vocals, since I think they don´t have any depth, nor power or real feeling, and here they are more flat than ever.
This is power metal Light and was quickly forgotten after
it stopped spinning, and I doubt that I will bring this cd out in the
light many times more in my life.
See also review of: Anima Mundi