This time I decided to review the first album of Blind Guardian's offspring, Savage Circus.
Their debut album, Dreamland Manor follows closely on the road BG have paved. It has a distinct melodic power sound that is something between Imaginations From The Other Side and Nightfall in Middle Earth. Strong but yet harmonic.
The Lyrics of the album have a strangely Dark theme, bordering on Lovecraftian Horror. Devils, Suicides, Ghosts, Demons, Hell, unnamed beasts and generic evil seem to make up this album's character. A refreshing change from the classic Fantasy of Blind Guardian and most other power metal bands.
The quality of said lyrics is very good, however it would be nice to know what was going on in the writer's mind when he thought about them. Some are pretty obscure.
Amusing thing is that the singer sounds so much like Hansi that it can't be a simple coincidence. …