12th album for this German power metal band. I can remember hearing wav file samples back in the 90s with comparisons to Vicious Rumors. The band has certainly made it a career, averaging about an album every 2-3 years like clockwork. 'Midnight Ghost' keeps up the momentum, weighing in with what I've called the traditional Brainstorm sound--harmonized crystal clear vocals, big chorus pieces, double-bass and the cookie-cutter approach to music. It's verse, verse, chorus, verse, verse, chorus, lead, chorus twice more. I've wrestled with it for years but this is just what these bands do because it is easy. Take it or leave it.
Recommended for fans of: Mystic Prophecy, Primal Fear