Review: Wonderworld – II
Reviewer: Dan Mann
It was a pleasant surprise to receive Wonderworld‘s second album in my inbox this week. As someone who really enjoyed their debut release, Roberto Tiranti was a guest on my radio show to chat about it, I looked forward to giving it a play.
From the opening bars of ‘Forever Is A Lie‘ it’s pretty obvious that this is a straight follow on from that debut release. That as far as I’m concerned is a good thing.
What I found intriguing is the inclusion of the opening rift of Hall Of The Mountain King buried within ‘Elements‘ which was a pleasant surprise, but then there are quite a few influences within the album, with an Indian feel to ‘It’s Not Over Yet‘ and the Savatage-esque almost power metal ‘Evil In Disguise‘
One of my favorite tracks has to be ‘Echo Of My Thoughts‘ just absolute class, with some wonderful guitar playing by Ken Ingwersen and Roberto’s almost haunting vocals.
If your a fan of their debut then you will most certainly not be disappointed by this release. For those of you unfamiliar with the band may I recommend you get yourselves both albums forthwith.