LABYRINTH - Labyrinth
June 9, 2003, 16 years ago
What a turn around! Comparisons to countrymen Rhapsody are no longer appropriate, as Labyrinth has re-invented itself, without sacrificing much of their initial fanbase. Leaning slightly towards the progressive, the ten tracks are generally upbeat, although more emotive moments run throughout. From a regal, opening 'The Prophet' to the acoustic guitar-dominated 'Livin' In A Maze', the bouncing keyboards of 'This World' and the high piercing register on 'Slave To The Night', regardless of pace, the key word is "catchy." The closing 'When I Will Fly Far" is a ballad, reminiscent of Kamelot, which is a rather lackluster way to finish.