Voice - Trapped In Anguish

Year of Release: 1999
Label: AFM Records
Catalog Number: 0046632AFM
Format: CD
Total Time: 55:33:00

The German band Voice is now back with their second album. I really enjoyed their debut CD and I was really excited to get the new CD as I'd heard it was a monster!

Voice offer 9 songs of first class kickass melodic power metal/heavy metal. When the opening track starts you know you are in for a winner. The sound is huge and powerful, with big catchy guitar riffing, pounding drums, tasty keyboards, awesome mid-ranged vocals and a topnotch production. While the songs are all very powerful and rather heavy, they maintain a melodic touch, which will attract the listener. The melody-lines are first class and the bridges and choruses are of the kind you can sing along to, with big background choirs. The songwriting and arrangements are very good and Voice comes off as a very confident band. They have also managed to keep enough variation within each song, which makes it even more impressive and interesting to listen to. Clean guitar parts, piano led parts, instrumental parts, and keyboards parts.

Voice has released one of the best melodic power metal releases this year and with this album they will hopefully rise from the underground and establish themselves among the best of them. This album is a must for all fans of the genre and once again a big thank you to AFM/Shark records for believing in these bands!

[This review originally appeared November 2002 at the ProgPower Online review site -ed.]

No Way Out / Twilight Dreams / Behind Your Reflections / The Silent Way / Colder Than Ice / The Gunslinger / Disappeared Heroes / In The Night / The Journey

Arnd Otto - drums
Matthias Löscher - keyboards
Oliver Glas - lead and backing vocals
Thommy Neuhierl - guitars, backing vocals
Rico Hendel - guitars, backing vocals
Soren Glas - bass, backing vocals


Reiner Wild - backing vocals
Jens Bachmann - backing vocals
Alfred Switzer ? storyteller

Trapped In Anguish (1999)
Golden Signs (2001)

Genre: Melodic Metal

Origin DE

Added: March 29th 2005
Reviewer: Bjørnar Bevolden
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Language: english


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