So far is early for the genre in terms of outstanding releases with projects like the new Toby Hitchcock, and the Bobby Kimball/Jimi Jamison looming in the works. I say the top albums so far this year have been the Elevener and Bad Habit records. Let’s recap here what’s in store boys and girls..shall we?
but they can’t keep up this high level with the following stuff. From time to time you feel like you’ve heard this all before, but better. Hardcore Superstar can’t beat their previous record “Split Your Lip”, which was a little highlight for me. Nevertheless I can recommend this album to you if you are a fan of this band or music style. It’s solid fare – no more, no less.
Overall, “Dark Gorgon Rising” is an exciting new album which combines the unique Middle Eastern influences I was expecting, with a more traditional mid-tempo power sound, resulting in a simple and more melodic album which is still incredibly epic, and just as good as the last two Arrayan Path albums. While I love the aforementioned band, I’ll be happy if Astronomikon ends up being more than a one off side