Onward - Evermoving
Century Media
Melodic Power Metal
8 songs (38'05)
Release year: 2001
Century Media
Reviewed by Danny

When I received this promo, I was really excited to quickly hit the play button of my cd-player. Why? Because I immediately notice one the promo that Onward's singer is Michael Grant! This vocalist sings also in Legend Maker (a fantastic true metal piece released by Sentinel Records in 1998).

Globally, I appreciated quite much Evermoving. However, the vocals performances of Michael Grant are much below the one I discovered on Legend Maker's album. Evermoving consists of eight songs, featuring both European-Style melody as well as 80's typical American riff-power.

Basically, fans of melodic power metal stuff will be enchanted by this debut album, but on the other hand I am a bit afraid this segment of metal fans get tired with the number of new bands and records in this category (melodic power metal). The Kindness Of Strangers & Onward are excellent compos and The Waterfall Enchantress confirms Onward can still surprises the listener with intelligent song writing.

Between Majestic and Symphony X, Onward is a rocky who will have to fight hard if they want to conquer the throne. Evermoving contains interesting moments with fantastic solos, but is also a very conventional power metal record. At the end, this feeling of "déjà-vu" is predominant and this is where Onward must work hard: create their own style. Try before!

Killing Songs :
The Kindness Of Strangers & Onward
Danny quoted 68 / 100
Other albums by Onward that we have reviewed:
Onward - The Neverending Sun reviewed by Crims and quoted 82 / 100
Onward - Reawaken reviewed by Mike and quoted 77 / 100
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