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Germany Country of Origin: Germany

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Type: Full-Length
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Heavy, Power
2. Souls Alive
3. Never Too Late
4. I've Tried
5. Star Rider
6. Never Change Me
7. Renegade
8. My Sanctuary
9. King For A Day
10. We Rise
11. No One Ever Sees Me

Review by JD on September 5, 2012.

The term ‘Supergroup’ always seems to be used way too much, especially in the critics areas. Collaborating with good people is what a musician we all strive for, but most of us do not want that tag attached to a project. It becomes a target for naysayers and people not qualified to give a decent opinion on the music.

Having members that have been in such illustrious bands as Helloween, Krokus, Gamma Ray, Iron Saviour and Van Zant one would be expecting a band that can play beyond the capabilities of most mortal musicians - and that is exactly what we have here crammed on a shiny metal disk. Soaring harmonies, soul catching hooks and pin-point riffs that seem to come from the gods themselves.

With eleven songs of pure power magic, it is a album that soars and rises like a eagle riding the air currents looking for its prey. The hot spots are many, as each track effortlessly hits those pleasure spots in your brain at every beat. 'King For A Day' has to be my personal favorite song on the whole CD, because both the lyrics and music were perfectly blended into to create one of the best Power metal/Hard Rock album in a very long time.

I still prefer listening to Helloween’s entire catalogue, but Unisonic is a great vehicle for these musicians who are striving to forge their own landscape. I like it enough that I am waiting with great expectation to hear the next one when it comes out. If the band as a entity continues to evolve while keeping the strong musicianship and interesting lyrics, they will have the metal world by the short hairs - having them at their own whims.

Categorical Rating Breakdown

Atmosphere: 9
Production: 9
Originality: 9
Overall: 9

Rating: 9.0 out of 10