This limited edition four track single is a foretaste of the style to be expected in the German heavy classic rock band's next (fourth) full studio work. In the title track which opens the CD, you can hear traces of Ian Gillan's influence in Martin LeMar's clearly enunciated and powerful voice. Rainer Grund's tasty and fast-flowing guitar lines glide over symphonic keys and driving bass and drums in this anthemic opener and the band also display the tender side of their nature in the piano accompanied breathy ending, along with the similar opening to the next song, "Remember". Le Mar is at his most fervent here underscored by some great melodic bass from Chris Doerr and towering keys from Oliver Schwickert giving the song a heady operatic conclusion.
Side 2 as it would have been, contains updated material from the band's early career. "Success 2007" moves more firmly back into the band's metal roots, clobbering the listener from the outset with spitting guitar and drums before the pace is cut back to allow LeMar's vocals to come through. One of the best male metal vocalists around to this reviewer's ears, Le Mar delivers the words with supreme force and clarity over a gradually built riff and string synth/piano accompaniment which carry the track through its paces between verses. "Not From This World 2007" completes the disc with the inclusion of guest male and female vocalists in this poignant duet.
If the next full album is as good as the material presented here we are looking at a top band in this genre.
1. The Tower
3. Success 2007
4. Not from this world 2007