Dublin in 1890. Young Peter OʼDonell wrongly ends up in prison. When he was released two decades later, his wife died giving birth to his daughter. His friends have turned their backs on him. Truly not a cheerful story that the Norwegian multi-instrumentalist Andreas Nergård came up with for his first concept album. But already at this point it becomes clear: Altogether "Memorial For A Wish" is certainly a product with appealing quality. But for the first league of rock operas that certain something is definitely still missing, also musically. Three times it takes at least nine minutes, whereby Nergård feels at home especially in opulent and more song oriented Melodic Metal. With "Hell On Earth" or "Nightfall" he also fishes discreetly in wilder territories. As befits a decent concept album, Nergård has a lot of guest singers here, including Ralf Scheepers, Tony Mills, Mike Vescera, Göran Edman and Nils K. Rue.
Top Track: A Question Of God