This is a solo project from Masquerage’s Kimmo Peramaki, who handles everything except for the drum duties here. Overall a very melodic heavy metal project (bordering on straight up hard rock at times), it still has a bit of bite in it and some really clever songcrafting is featured throughout the release. This may not be your cup of tea honestly if you are looking for something really fast-tempo’d or some blitzking power metal, but then again if you are looking for something that focuses more on melody and on beautiful songwriting, you may see something you like here. Fans of Celesty, Sonata Arctica and of course Masquerage should eat this up like some sugar coated candy. Overall, this release really showcases Kimmo’s talents and ability to tell a story with a guitar and his voice. It also really comes together after giving it a few extra listens. Definitely a sleeper that can catch you off guard. Definitely worthy of a listen!
Choice Tracks – Shadow Man, For The White Flag, On Burned Ground, Time Won’t Wait Your Crying