Honestly I have never been a huge fan of Royal Hunt. I have most of their material, and as much as I marvel at how impressed I am of their technical skills, it just never fully clicked to me personally (maybe it’s the fact that they have always had a sort of keyboard first sound to them). After saying that, I would have to say that this one is right up there as one of my favorites. Something about it strikes me more than they have in the past. Now with 13 full length studio efforts as well as gobs of singles, compilations, live albums, box sets and various other releases, there is no denying they are accomplished musicians. And to break down their music, they can really write some great material. If you are one of the few who are new to Royal Hunt, expect big production, incredibly well written prog metal filled with some great hooks and melodies with some killer vocals from the vastly underrated DC Cooper. Andre Andersen is an accomplished writer and has engineered a lot of great tunes and this new album is no exception. If you like heavy prog with lots of melody, then this one is right up your alley – of course in which case I am sure you already knew that! Either way, another great job turned in by Andre, DC and the boys!!
Choice Tracks – How Do You Know, So Right So Wrong, Heart On A Platter, Riches To Rags