Back From Being Gone
Review by G. W. Hill
This is a killer album. It’s a concept disc with three epic length pieces and several others that are still respectable in terms of length. The musical styles wander between progressive rock and AOR based hard rock along with some metal. It starts off a little less than stellar, so stick around after the first opening section. It’s not that that part is bad, but it doesn’t really foreshadow that power that’s to come.
The lineup alone here is impressive from keyboardist Ryo
Okumoto (Spock’s Beard) to Per Fredrik "PelleK" Åsly (Damnation Angels) on lead vocals, Gerald “Mully” Mulligan (The Lee Abraham Band) on drums, Gordon Tittsworth (Images of Eden, All Too Human) on lead and backing vocals, Lee Abraham (Lee Abraham Band) on bass and Stefan Artwin (Relocator) on lead guitar. Numerous guests round out the lineup. But it’s the music that sells it, and it certainly does that.