But I can reassure you: “The Great Divide” isn’t such a disaster like “Angels Of The Apocalypse” No, it’s even far away from being a disaster. It feels like Timo Tolkki saved his best songs for Allen/Lande and put all the crappy stuff on his Avalon project
Kostas’ style is a sort of hybrid of Power Metal and Traditional Metal with a strong emphasis on sweeping guitar solos and epic multi-layered vocal choruses. Kostas Greek accent also gives some of the slower patches a real Gothic Rock feel too which adds some mystery to the album. ..
Rising to international prominence with the “grunge” movement in the early 1990’s Seattle’s Alice In Chains’ dark and introspective music pulls more from heavy metal then the angst ridden punk of many of their contemporaries