An album that I reviewed this past couple of days for The Metal Observer, "Generation X" really surprised me with the punch and aggression that is not typical for power metal coming out of southern Europe. Still, they remain melodic and with some pretty good fretwork. Even better, they've got Ian Parry of various projects (Ayreon, Elegy, Infinity Overture) on lead vocals, and man does he ever tear it up!
Good power metal with a few thrashy moments in the vein of bands like Primal Fear. Check this stuff out, it's got a lot of promise!
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Crystal Tears- X Generation