William Pezy : Jaded Star presents us their debut album. If you know that this band contains previous members of Iced Earth and Visions Atlantis, then it is obvious that it has a lot of elements that might be interesting. And interesting it is. It is firm and solid metal with a touch of gothic metal. Well that latter part is mainly because of the vocals from Maxi. The music has enough variation for the genre. It is not the most original band within the genre, but that is almost no band. What they do is deliver renewing elements and do not make the mistake a lot of bands make. So the music is not to commercial of too slick that results in a characterless sound. On the contrary. The singer does not go for the safe path also. The has a good voice with a lot of reach and knows how to show it. However, there are moments she seems to lose control, and these are not the best moments on the album. But on a debut, we know that this a point that is one to forgive the band. Especially if they have songs like ‘Keep On Fighting’ on their record. These songs have it in them to become real classics. Keep an eye on this band!