The everlasting and memorable notes in “Die Young” made me reflect on Ronnie’s life once more as it’s message gives way to the real breathtaking cut of the classic “Heaven and Hell”. The guys completely make this staple into an amazing rendition including once again Tony Iommi displaying an array of superior guitar…
The bottom line is that FIND ME is a studio project with some good songs and skilled musicians, but it isn’t the promised “Monster Melodic Rock album of the year”, therefore there are too many other releases this year, which are simply better (have a look at the new W.E.T. or Robin Beck). “Wings Of Love” is a calculated, well played melodic rock product – maybe this is good enough to many genre fans, but to me it needs a bit more than this to blow my mind.
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