Producer: Timo Tolkki
When Episode released, it has the biggest producing budget in Finland.
– Father Time
– Will The Sun Rise
– Speed of Light
And this album starts so. This is among the firsts CDs I bought. I had heard Visions–album in my friends car, but it sold out, and I was therefore forced to buy this one.
Covers were dreamy and made by the real artist. Something for a teenager, who didn’t have any idea, where to go. It was easy to accept. Singing high and fast guitar playing was the measure of all musical skill. The singer was even from Ostrobothnia and there were foreigners with them too. It was a super band.
“The song-writing pen of Timo Tolkki was bright and all instruments sound stiff.”
While the album includes a lot of yearning for teenage, is not sound bad nowadays either. The song-writing pen of Timo Tolkki was bright and all instruments sound stiff. Although upcoming Visions was bigger success, I think this has better songs.
Timo Kotipelto didn’t sing only in the upper register, the tempo is not just 180+ and compositions have insights. Tolkki was a tolerable guitarist, Jörg Michael was Jörg Michael, and Jens Johansson’s genius on keyboards surely can never be denied.
The first two tracks selected fine, they are catchy and force to listen the rest songs, which needs more concentration. It’s a excellent power metal album. Not just shredding and turbo, but also the subtle nuances.
This should listen in June while rain whipping the window, sipping hot chocolate and playing computer.
THE BEST MOMENTS
Will The Sun Rise – One of the best direct power metal songs
Speed of Light – One of the best direct power metal songs
NOT SO BRILLIANT
Eternity – I’ve always liked this song slightly dragging. Its location on the album is also absolutely false.