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Roswell Six


Progressive Metal

2.87 | 25 ratings

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2 stars Same project, different band

A Line In The Sand was the second album released under the name of Roswell Six. Somewhat strangely, however, almost none of the people involved in the production of the first album returned for the recording of this one. The creative leader of the debut, Erik Norlander, is not present here at all. He has been replaced by Henning Pauly who performs all the instruments on this album! As on the previous album, the vocals are handled by a cast of guest performers including Steve Walsh (of Kansas fame) and Charlie Dominici (the original singer of Dream Theater). Michael Sadler of Saga is the only lead vocalist that appears on both of the Roswell Six albums. The strongest connection between the two albums is supposedly the story upon which it is based.

Given the very different cast involved it is not surprising that this album sounds different than the first one. There is a stronger traditional Heavy Metal/Blues Rock/Hard Rock/AOR foundation this time around. It is not at all bad music as such, but the songs are somewhat weaker on this one. The opener is good track, though. The vocalist here is Steve Walsh, and the sound is not unlike what can be found on his recent solo albums.

Overall, I find this album decent but rather unremarkable. Recommended for fans and collectors of (mildly progressive) conceptual Metal.

SouthSideoftheSky | 2/5 |


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