Overall a great night of terrific vocals, a great mix of styles, and two bands that feature great female vocals and vocalists period. Elize Ryd of Amaranthe is someone who you will hear from more and more in the future, and Sharon Den Adel has only solidified herself among the best female fronted metal vocalists today. Go out and see them live, entertainment at face value hits the States.
Music Theories Recordings/Mascot Label Group will be releasing ‘Ayreon Universe – The Best of Ayreon Live’ on 30 March and will be available to pre-order from today.
The brand of progressive metal displayed on their debut full-length album INTROSPECTRAL is from the DREAM THEATER and SYMPHONY X school of music, and the fact that this band is not afraid to wear their influences in their sleeves actually works in their favor. There are two things though, that really hold this back from being something special…