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Another Progressive Neo-Classical Heavy Metal Band!
Nick Crowson | Stamford, Lincs Great Britain | 12/24/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A band / project centered around the prodigious talents of 24 year old Finnish guitarist Jarno Keskinen, who plays all guitars, bass & keyboard on this album. Although he wrote the music, the lyrics and melodies were written by the producer (and guitar god) David T. Chastain.Unsurpingly the band does therefore retain a strong Chastian influence to their Symphony X style songs. The vocalist Stephen Fredrick sounds reminiscent of Graham Bonnet, and combined with some 80's style riffs does make the music sound surprisingly dated at times.As a guitarist, Jarno is a solid rhythm player with a surprisingly mature soloing style (competently structured solos rather than fretboard histrionics). However, I can't help thinking how impressive guys like Malmsteen, Becker & Gilbert were at a younger age!A solid enough debut that many bands would be proud of and certainly a guitarist to watch out for in the future."
J. Goedsir | Everwhere | 07/31/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A good debut from this guitar dude Jarno. He can certainly play and is very structured in style-would have liked to here him let loose a little more.This guy certainly practiced all his scales.A very clasically inspired release - Hard to catergorise, sounds a little like stratovarius but with a stronger influence towards a more dominent classical sound and structures I would have given this 5 stars but I don't like the last 2 songs. Mr Chastain who wrote the lyrics, seems to have been beat up emotionally over the years as you can here in some of the songs-Dreamer is a good example of this, but in saying that it's a damm good song. I'd have to say that the first 8 songs are good. If you want to here a good guitarist, some very good songs, a very good vocal performance(this guy apparently lost his voice after recording this album),then get this CD."