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POWER QUEST Master Of Illusion Napalm Records (2008)

Power Quest

Amazingly the band's fourth album and again it sees the band on another new label and hopefully Napalm Records can get the band's album out there. One big change for this album is a number of guests including keyboards player Richard West (Threshold), Jorn Viggo Lofstad (Pagan's Mind) and vocalist/growler Chris Neighbour (FourwayKill).

Opener 'Cemetery Gates' is classic Power Quest romp - fast guitar/drum riffs and driving keys. This is this albums 'Far Away'! 'Human Machine' and 'Civilized?' see the keyboards lead the way, whilst the title track is simply stunning.

It is easily the band's best song yet with duelling keyboards/guitar and the vocals of Alessio Garavello are complemented by the gruff/growl of Chris Neighbour (FourwayKill), who also pops up on 'The Vigil'. Only 'Hearts And Voices' fails to grab me mainly due to the repetitive use of the chorus, mind you it is so damn catchy you can't help but like it. Again the band move into a progressive/ballad field with 'I Don't Believe In Friends Forever', which builds nicely and there is some fantasy power metal in 'Kings Of Eternity'. Very few bands do this as well as Power Quest.

I have reviewed all four albums by this band and each time I wonder can they top their last album? Happy to report they have done it again! The added guest vocals and musicians have certainly added to the album's overall sound and the keyboards really do make this album special. This is an essential album for the band's fans and lovers of power/melodic metal.


Review by Jason Ritchie

GRTR! Recommended


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