(All Album Reviews by maribor)
This album written solely by the hand of Mr. Doctor is a fascinating combination of different styles. The music is unique and could be described as a mixture of classical music, rock, metal, folk and other styles as well.
I'll begin with what bothered me on this album. Mr. Doctor's vocals are to me puzzling. He sings in a number of different styles and is deservedly called a man of a thousand voices. But I wasn't fascinated by it, actually, it bothered me at first but you get used to it. Some people would call this a god given talent and I would tend to agree but I prefer a more straightforward singer, who actually sings and not only pronounces the words in a number of different styles. He's got a knack for the dramatic, I'll give him that and occasionally I even enjoyed his vocal acrobatics but I miss more straightforward singing.
There are many more good characteristics on this album than bad. For one thing, the composition of this piece is impeccable; there are a lot of violin inserts and a beautiful harp intro. All the instruments play equal parts in the composition with perhaps a bit more stress on keyboards, especially the piano.
Mr. Doctor is indeed a man of many talents but for me his main talent lies in composing. He's managed to create a piece that is able to send shivers down your spine at a given moment and leave you wanting for more.