VOYAGER - I Am Voyager

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Progmetal, Prog | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 162 / 7-8-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7.5/10 | Label: IAV | Autor: ML

Also on their new album the five Australians don't let themselves be put into common pigeonholes. The whole thing started five albums ago with a sound that was not far away from the German creative speed metalers Gamma Ray. But by the third opus "I Am The Re-Volution" (2009) at the latest, Voyager had arrived. On the one hand they became more poppy, the vocal melodies more and more transparent and singable, on the other hand they didn't let it go without integrating metal riffs into not always predictable song structures. "I Am Voyager" is her most successful album so far. It grows with every run. This is because what the songs still offer in the underground is not revealed by the synthi glaze on most songs the first time you listen to them. This already made the previous album "The Meaning Of I" (2011) a voyage of discovery and applies much more strongly to this album, which really doesn't show any serious weak points. Voyager can now be rejected or loved as a whole. The second variant is more satisfactory.

Top Track: The Domination Game

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