Pure Legend Records has signed DARK SKY from Southern Germany, a band that was formed in 1982. At first they were a real hard-rock-band and released two demos before they split up in 1992. One year later, the band reformed and have released four studio-albums since then:
“Believe it” (2000), “Edge of Time” (2002), “Living & Dying” (2005) and “Empty Faces” (2008). But nevertheless, DARK SKY seem to have been a bit of an insider tip until now.
Their new album “Initium” is now intended to help them make a breakthrough. The album has a playing-time of 56 minutes and offers European power-metal, which sounds rather modern but is still rooted in melodic hard-rock. The always present keyboards are played fantastically and are suited perfectly to the songs and don’t sound at all like Italian symphonic-metal. The guitars remind you a bit of later HELLOWEEN songs. The melodic, but also a bit rough vocals of Frank Breuninger sound like some talented AOR-/melodic-metal-singers.
The album’s production is very powerful, so that “Initium” is a must-have for fans of this genre.
Give DARK SKY a chance, they deserve it absolutely!