SAINT DEAMON - IN SHADOWS LOST FROM THE BRAVE - LOCOMOTIVE
Which one is more confusing? The band’s or the album’s name? What do they mean? Was someone drinking too much?
One supposes that it is too much to ask that someone at record companies starts getting the track listing on the albums right. My CD lists twelve tracks (including an intro), but it happens that there are fourteen tracks on the album itself. Who knows what is what in such a situation?
Saint Deamon is made up of several well-known musicians from bands like Sinergy and Dionysus (Cool long hair on a couple of these guys). It is hardy surprising that the music sounds like a mix of European power metal and pop music. The affair begins with an acoustic track before taking on the mould of Helloween and Freedom Call with the commercial refrains, upbeat melodies and a dosage of synthesizers.
Warning! Not Sure about the track names or order! The Burden has very high screams reminding one of Rob Halford. The melody in the middle is just like the soundtrack music found in the film Beautiful Girls. No Mans Land is slower and has a whiff of Manowar. The song before last has more keyboards than average and is actually like Saga. The song before it is probably the album’s poppiest and happy-go-lucky. The effort is solid, but hardly revolutionary given repetitious ballads and songs like Ride Forever. I am still annoyed by the wrong track listing. - Sheila Wes Det