The 10th album of the Swiss hard rockers / melodic metal outfit Crystal Ball out in April 2018 via Massacre Records.
The new album was once again produced, mixed and mastered by Stefan Kaufmann (ex-Accept, ex-U.D.O). The cover artwork has been created by Thomas Ewerhard, who already designed the album artwork of bands like Jaded Heart, Kreator or Edguy, among others.
Shockingly, this is the tenth studio record from these Swiss hard rockers. They've come a long way from their days as cover act Cherry Pie. These guys continue to skirt that line between hard rock and power metal, dressing these numbers up with enough keyboards and busy percussion to sway to either genre depending on the audience. There's an uplifting message throughout the record, somewhat of a Christian stance but not being too preachy. It's clearly evident on the opening trio of songs: "Crystalizer", "Curtain Call" and "Alive for Evermore". Great production from Stefan Kaufman (Accept, Udo), who also plays guest leads on a handful of cuts.