Master Of Illusion
The cover for this album had cheese factor all over it. The dark wizard grinning manically while holding the magic crystal ball err... thing, with images of demons and angels held at bay on either side of him. Was the music any better? Ah...no. Unfortunately the music was as cheesy as the cover art. The keyboards reminded me of something out of "The Legend Of Zelda" video game and the singer sounded like some over the top metal bard. It was really hard to take any of it seriously (and I like fantasy based power metal!) The guitars were pretty good, as were the rest of the band musically, but I lost interest really fast on this one.
- Craig Harvey