Italian symphonic metal that leaves much to be desired
Sound Storm's "Vertigo" is an album that really blends in to a genre that seems to be one where people tend to try and emulate the more successful artists rather than forge their own identity. One constant throughout this album was the similarity to Rhapsody of Fire, which didn't do the album any favors. The album itself isn't bad, it's just something I've heard time and time again. Lacking any deviation from the standard output in this genre, it just faded away into the vault where albums like these are relegated to. If you're a fan of the genre, you'll find something enjoyable here but don't expect anything groundbreaking or mind bending.
Recommended for fans of: Rhapsody of Fire, Sirenia