Job : Mwah, I should have known with a name like Avelion and country of origin like Italy: power metal. In terms of sound, these guys reminded me most of their French counterpart Adagio, with a flashy guitarist, a keyboard player that thinks he’s incredibly important and a vocalist that never really sounds weathered enough and oftentimes far outsings his natural reach. Maybe it’s just me but I can’t stand a guitarist that prefers flashy sweeps and neo-classical runs over well-designed riffs – that just doesn’t work for me. Give me some uninspired and mostly bland pads on top of that and I just tune out. I’d much rather hear anything else, to be honest, but seeing this music is still incredibly popular in other areas of Europe, it’ll probably find some proper footing there.