With my fears allayed and set aside I’m happy to say that Masterplan are as fresh as always and have released an album just as strong as their past releases. The jury is still out as to whether Novum Initium is their best album ever, but it’s certainly strong enough to be as good as the rest. With a master craftman like Roland Grapow at the helm of the sound and songs there should be little concern as to their future.
I guess I wanted to go back to basics, that’s all really. The guys
are great guys, I have known them for many years but sometimes people
grow in different directions. They always stayed in that German power
metal kind of bubble I would say. Not to say that in a negative
way, that is their trademark and they wanted to keep that. I think I am
more of a free bird somehow