Timesword - 'Chains Of Sin' (7HARD) Print E-mail
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Written by David Prince   
Thursday, 25 March 2010 07:15

timeswordNow progressive metal is not my bag but Timesword have a little bit for everyone who likes their metal...


Opener 'Thousand Year Kingdom' sets the scene from the word go. Coming across like Dream Theater 'Images And Words' era, especially with the keyboard sound. The vocals do sound very Euro metal but with a hint of Geoff Tate and James Labrie, unsurprising maybe given the fact that the bass player on a couple of these songs has worked with Labrie, Steve Vai and Dweezil Zappa.


Back in the late Eighties, loads of local bands in my area would have chopped a nut off to sound as good as Timesword. This project started in December 2005 in the mind of Dan Logoluso who, after taking time out of the live scene, became engrossed in the realization of his vision, which is what I hold in my hand and is blasting through the speakers as I type.


Not to say that this is bad - as it is most definitely not - it's just that Dan doesn't bring anything new and exciting to the table. Having said that, the musical expertise on show is 100% and there is a feel on hand that belies its environment.  A note of mention must be given to vocalist Mark Pastorino who, given his young years, can belt out a tune with the best of them. It's no surprise that he has sung in a Dream Theater tribute either...