Cool stuff from this German quintet, though the best
track here is far and away keyboardist Artur "Jeff"
Diessner's "Satellite," a scrumptious little
sing-along number that belongs spread all across
radio. But there are other moments, too, "A Dance With
The Devil," "Money Rules Everything," and the
unforgettable "Heavy Metal," which borrows a bit from
The Who's "Pinball Wizard." Ex-Motorhead madman Fast
Eddie Clarke shows up on "When The Sand Darkens The
Sun," while Mystic Prophecy vocalist Roberto "Lia"
Liapakis provides backing vocals elsewhere.
The most memorable metal album of the year? No. A
pretty good one? Yes. Let's hear more from Diessner in
the future, eh?