PERSEUS “A Tale Whispered in the Night”
This is the second opus from the band, although these guys have huge experience in heavy metal music as they had previous projects.
Coming from Apulia, Italy, it’s a great band forged in progressive rock, heavy metal and of course, the purest sound of Italian power metal. I’m glad to know a band with a frontman that performs high pitched vocals with class, and don’t abuse more than is needed, which denotes maturity. All tracks sound melodic, complex and with good doses of progressive stuff. If you ask me, this album is 100% AOR and some moments musically remind me old rock bands like Journey, Sangre Azul, with tons of ballads, atmospheric passages and high octane guitar arrangements. Also, this album developed a concept and everything is surrounded by a particular taste of epic rock. Of course, recording is superlative and this also denotes people involved in music for a long time. If you are an old follower of aforementioned style, you can’t miss this great album. – Victor Varas