Maybe this will be a bigger thing in the future for it already is a really big thing, musically, emotionally, spiritually. You see, this is melodic powermetal with wickedly heavy riffing, beautiful keyboard lines and melodies spun around these chord progressions, a raw, yet melody driven singer who`s got big pipes and charisma and the talent to write songs that are anthemic, yet show enough complexity and tension to keep the listener excited throughout the whole record. First of all you will get hooked by fine guitar melodies in the typical vein of spanish metal acts like TIERRA SANTA or AVALANCHE. The only difference is that IN VAIN prefer to sing in English. Next connection that becomes obvious are teutonic metal legends such as NOT FRAGILE, early HELLOWEEN, early BLIND GUARDIAN and RUNNING WILD, which are influences worn upon the sleeves with pride. A truely traditional mixture and IN VAIN follow their road with an enormous passion and determination while creating songs that stick to your mind and set your innerself ablaze. It`s amazing to hear such a fresh and moving album from the melodic speed metal field but it is definitely for real. Fans of this metal sub genre and lovers of bands from Spain will go wild for IN VAIN. Excellent stuff!
Sir Lord Doom