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Beyond the Moon


This is another very solid title for fans of melodic metal and/or power hard rock.
These Swedish lads have a lot of talent and this album is a showcase for that and also their Christian beliefs. That side of things is not too in your face, but the guitars certainly are. There are enough rips and shreds here to please most fans of Yngwie Malmsteen and a pounding rhythm section to rival Metallica.
This is a seriously heavy, yet melodic release, with a very clear lead vocal making it extremely accessible.
Comparisons can be made to Narnia, Balance Of Power and perhaps at times Royal Hunt. This is European melodic metal with a twist of neo classical and progressive influences.
The Great Eternity is only 4 and a half minutes long but seems to have the twists and turns of an epic.

Don't Want To Be An Actor is an outstanding slice of melodic metal, complete with crushing riff and swirling keyboards. A definite highlight!
Take Me Home is one of two 8 minute tracks and features some tasteful acoustic passages before turning bombastic and the closer Mystic Eye is something Dream Theater would be proud of.

The Bottom Line:
Solid, consistent and entertaining. All you could ask for from any release. Probably nothing we haven't already heard before, but a quality release that fans of melodic