VOYAGER – The Meaning Of I

Album number four from this rather good progressive metal band. Not
sure why this band have never made a bigger impact as all their albums
are of a high standard. They do have a few line-up changes though as
sole original member Danny Estrin has added guitarist Scott Kay to the
line-up for this album.

Again this album is not an instant hit but keep playing and the
album reveals its aural treats each time. There is the Euro metal of
'Fire Of The Times' with Royal Hunt's DC Cooper guesting, the other
guest vocalist is Tesseract's Daniel Tompkins on 'The Pensive Disarray' -
a song which lifts Queen's 'We Will Rock You' drumbeat for the intro.

The band are not afraid to delve into electronica, often used in the
intros and backing on some songs. This works well on the album's best
song 'Iron Dream', a superb melody and shades of the mighty Type O
Negative in the vocal arrangements. Superb stuff and a fitting tribute
to the late Peter Steele.

Overall their best album since their debut 'V'. I really do urge
fans of progressive and melodic metal to give this band a try as I am
sure you won't be disappointed. A band who experiment yet never lose
sight of a decent melody in their songs.

Jason Ritchie

In his show broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on 10 May David Randall played a further selection of artists and albums included in the new Features series, “2020 Vision”.

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Featured Albums w/c 25 May (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 FM Synchronized (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 THE ROCKET DOLLS The Art Of Disconnect (indie)
14:00-16:00 BEN KUNDER Searching For The Stranger (indie)

Power Plays w/c 11 May (Mon-Fri)

THE MERCY KILLS Alone (Golden Robot Records)
DEAD REYNOLDS By Your Side (indie)
THE JAILBIRDS Watery Grave (Golden Robot Records)
ALI MASS & MICKY MOODY These Times (Last Man Music)
MASSIVE WAGONS Bangin In Your Stereo (Earache)
UDO We Are One (AFM Records)

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