|Review: Innerwish - Silent Faces|
Label: Limb Music Products
Year released: 2004
Genre: Power Metal
Review online: July 26, 2010
Reviewed by: Bruce Dragonchaser
Rated 3.55/5 (70.91%) (11 Votes)
Innerwish are a great band. Since their inception, they have never released a dud album, and although there are certainly more famous acts out there, they deserve to be playing with the best of them, as they are obviously the most talented Power Metal band to emerge from Greece, showing Firewind up at every turn. With their 2004 sophomore effort Silent Faces, the band fused the two aspects of their sound into solid form, using the US and European schools as a template to build their metal empire.
Borrowing segments from Iced Earth, Steel Attack, Helloween, and Stratovarius, Innerwish are a somewhat more serious outfit than most; though they keep things jocular with plenty of bouncy riffs, harmony-laced choruses and enough Power Metal majesty to compete with the most sugary bands on the circuit. Every melody on this thing is recognizable, and though not inspiringly original, they remain in your head for days. Tracks like "Dancer Of The Storm", "If I Could Turn Back Time", "Riding On The Wind" and the excellent "Hold Me Tight" are all superb Power Metal compositions, full of energy and kick, well performed, well written, and just a pleasure to endure. Coupled with a production that has enough bite to appeal to the 'true' crowd, Silent Faces should find a home in every metaller's collection, especially if you're after a safe, easy album that isn't taxing on the ears.
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