1/22/2003 - Review by: Eric Compton
Steel Prophet - Unseen - reviewed by: EC
I had read so many negative reviews about this album that I questioned whether or not to even purchase it. I've been a fan since "Into The Void", and have really enjoyed the last 3 albums the California band has put out. So with that in mind, I went ahead and picked it up and must say I really like it.
I'm not really sure where the negative reviews are coming from. This album is just as much Steel Prophet as any
before it. The band stays true to their signature Thin Lizzy/Iron Maiden twin guitar escapades, taking the listener into a world of melodic power metal majesty. "Truth", "Mirror Mirror, Life After Life", and "Rainwalker" really show off the twin guitar majesty that is Steel Prophet.
I love the simple straight forward metal on "One Way Out" and "Blackest Of Hearts", and the spooky vibe from "Among The Damned" and "Killer's Confession". Throwaway tracks would be the instrumental "Bolero" and the lackluster "Magenta" (which is on the album twice!), Its a shame to learn that Rick Mythiasin is no longer with this band. The last I heard, he had taken a spot in New Eden. Lets hope that Steve Kachinsky will keep this act together and will move on with a vocalist as good as Mythiasin. Thats tough shoes to fill! Good luck guys! --Reviewed by EC 1.23.03
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