The 4th full length from these Swiss prog/power , for a band that’s been around for 15 years that’s not a lot and for me it’s the first introduction to the band. There was a time in the mid eighties and early nineties that this sort melodic prog/power metal was the playground of a limited number of bands from the USA . Indeed like FATES WARNING, LETHAL ,CRIMSON GLORY early DREAM THEATER have set a standard back then which in my opinion is still not matched by any of prog power metal albums released the last 10 years or so…. Sad but truth. MEDUSA’S CHILD are no different, there is loads of good will but what’s on offer simply does not grabs you by the balls the same way as the originals did and still do… EMPTY SKY features 12 ( of which one –MY INNER VOICE- is featured in 2 different versions and none of them has a hook or a chorus that sticks longer in the listeners mind than the actual length of the song… The band is not helped by the vocals of a mr. CROW who simply does not have the skills nor the power to bring the songs to a higher level.
Friday, May 16, 2014