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Entering Polaris - Godspeed

Entering Polaris - Godspeed

Label : Freya Records | Archive under heavy / power metal

Release type: Full-length CD

William Pezy : There are those people who seem to overflow when it comes to inspiration and seem to be active in more bands than I am able to drink cups of coffee a day. I am a IT consultant, so I am a coffee junk. Get the picture? I'm talking about Tom Tas who is supported by his companion Vincent van Kerckhove. You might recall Tom from bands like Ostrogoth, Thorium, 23 Acez, Quantum Fantay and Neo Prophet. In addition to those bands, he works on projects such as this. Entering Polaris is more of a project than a band. The most obvious example of this are the many singers who are passing by. To name a few: Björn Strid (Soilwork), Henrik Fevre (Anubis Gate), Thomas Vikström (Therion), Lance King (ex-Balance Of Power, Pyramaze), Audrey Dandeville (Irradiance), Georg Neuhauser (Serenity), Sindre Nedland (In Vain, Funeral), Fabio Lione (Angra, Rhapsody) and Arno Menses (Subsignal, Sieges Even).

You might understand that with this kind of people a certain level of quality may be expected. This is certainly the case. Tasty uptempo metal with strong prog influences and written like with the 1980s in mind. This means impressive dose of fast guitar parts, big choruses and bumps of energy. It may recall the days bands like Gamma Ray, Queensrÿche and Savatage ruled the world. Is that a bad thing? No, these are great bands! If I should post a note of criticism it would be that the guitar parts sometimes resemble each other. The sound of the guitar parts in the songs could have been a bit more distinctive. But this definitely is whining about details. Mainly it is a delicious fast album with songs that often go beyond the five-minute boundary but will be experienced like a minute or three. Tasty!

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