Condition Red - II

Year of Release: 2003
Label: Lion Music
Catalog Number: LMC 077
Format: CD
Total Time: 53:48:00

After three years, here it is, the new chapter from the project called Condition Red. With this new release, titled simply II, the band offers a very varied musical mix, introducing us to a lot of genres like progressive, fusion, neoclassical metal and classic rock. The final result isn't very convincing because of the poor production, as the drum sound isn't quite good. Moreover, the vocals of Ella Grussner hasn't anything other than low peaks, when perhaps for this music a higher vocals are needed.

In contrast, the musical structure is better, where the musicians show off their instrumental qualities

To demonstrate what I said previously, the best tracks are the instrumental ones. They are in a neoclassical style and Alex Masi plays his guitar in a Yngwie Malmsteen-like manner.

But these good points don't make this record a masterpiece?

The Warning (1:20) / Eye Of A Storm (5:25) / Cycles (5:03) / Time Passes By (4:46) / The Eagle's Return (3:03) / It's Not Too Late (6:58) / Rondo (3:24) / Why Won't You Hear Me? (6:05) / Seven Stars (3:42) / Your Freedom (5:02) / In/Out (2:19) / Train Insane (4:21) / Out Of The Red (2:11)

Ella Grussner - vocals and violin
Lars Mattson - guitar and basses
Alex Masi - guitar
Gerald Kloos - drums
Alexander King - keyboards

Condition Red (2000)
II (2003)

Genre: Progressive-Power Metal

Origin SE

Added: November 30th 2003
Reviewer: Davide Guidone
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Language: english


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