Balance Of Power - Perfect Balance
Massacre Records
Melodic Prog Metal
9 songs (52'47)
Release year: 2001
Balance Of Power, Massacre Records
Reviewed by Chris

The third album (or maybe fourth...) from this excellent band that is Balance Of Power finally got into my player for the sole pleasure of my ears. I'm slowly but surely adding this band to my favorite of the style, highly melodic with great vocals (to say the least) and very catchy choruses and a few progressive elements then and there.

This Perfect Balance album starts with a killer track called Higher Than The Sun, literally a slap in the face with many progressive elements (maybe a tad too many actually). The vocals on this album are really brilliant and the band don't stop to impress me since this is their 3rd release and that the previous ones were also great albums. This one is more mature in the song-writing, also maybe much more progressive and the bands shifts from Melodic Hard Rock to Power Prog. The vocals are not far from Mr. LaBrie and the songs themselves are very very catchy. The arrangements are beautiful, thanks to the excellent keyboard performance on that album. Some songs really remind me Dream Theater, like the beautiful ballad Shelter Me on which the singer takes pleasure into imitating James LaBrie to the perfection from time to time (on high notes). The guitar solos are very technical yet very melodic and the overall sound and production is very good.

The best album for the band so far, no doubt about that, but I'm sure they can (and will) do even better. If you're into Melodic stuff and love Prog Metal then be sure not to miss this release. Highly recommended !

Killing Songs :
Higher than the sky, Shelter Me, One Voice, Killer Or The Cure, Searching for the Truth.
Chris quoted 86 / 100
Other albums by Balance Of Power that we have reviewed:
Balance Of Power - Book Of Secrets reviewed by Erik and quoted 84 / 100
Balance Of Power - When The World Falls Down reviewed by Erik and quoted 80 / 100
Balance Of Power - Heathenology reviewed by Ben and quoted no quote
Balance Of Power - Heathen Machine reviewed by Ben and quoted 87 / 100
Balance Of Power - Ten More Tales ... reviewed by Chris and quoted 83 / 100
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