Label: ROAR! Playing Time: 47 Min Release: 10th April 2020
Fallen Arise are a Greek Power Metal band. They have just released their 3rd album called “Enigma”. The guys and girls play Symphonic Power Metal with Pop appeal. A bit of roughness is added by the growls of vocalist Vlassis, which creates a nice contrast to the sweet female vocals of Fiona Creaby.
On the predecessor “Adeline”, most of the songs were pretty progressive. Now, everything has become simpler, most songs follow a straight verse-chorus scheme. But simpler does not necessarily mean better. The result of this simplification of the overall sound is the loss of a trademark, the band now sounds replaceable. On “Enigma”, it is easier to gain access to the songs in comparison to the previous stuff, but in fact the songs have lost their own identity. Do not get me wrong, “Enigma” is not a bad album, but there are also no highlights. All in all, it is just average. It is suitable as background music for your next role play evening or similar purposes, but not more.