Detroit, the Motor City, home of Motown, car manufacturing, and the legendary Cobo Hall has another claim to fame: the city where the band Reverence was born. Culminating from the ashes of bands like Savatage, Crimson Glory, Tokyo Blade, Burning Starr, and Riot V, just to name a few, with that pedigree you’re bound to create a metallic force to reckon with, the band set the groundwork to melt faces all over the universe.
Metal operas and allstar-projects are all the rage in recent years – everyone knows that. In 2013 former Stratovarious guitarist Timo Tolkki jumped on that train and founded a metal opera project called “Avalon”. I had mixed feelings about this one: on the one hand it copied a lot from Avantasia, but on the other hand you’ve found some pretty good earworms and great singers on it. Now, only one year later, Timo Tolkki presents us his second part. I was wondering if the quality of the songs suffers from this short period of time.