"Along Came the Winter" (Orion Publications; 2004)

Reviewed by Snidermann

So here I am, reviewing another CD by Event Horizon X. This one is called "Along Came The Winter."

It is simply stupefying that this dude (Michael Rinakakis from Greece) plays all the instruments on the record and let me tell you he does it very well. I was totally surprised when I discovered he performed all the instruments for his recordings (of course, he uses studio musicians when on the road). 

Usually, when you hear about a one person band, your music ear can tell by the presentation that something is not quite right. However, with Event Horizon X, nothing suffers. This is my second review of a Event Horizon X CD for RoughEdge.com and this music just gets better the more you listen to it. 

Throughout "Along Came the Winter," the music is well thought out and just keeps rocking from track to track to track. There is a strong symphonic metal sound that really captures the essence of that type of music. I did find the vocals a bit pinched and forced in some areas, but that does not really detract from the overall quality of this outstanding recording. 

For more information, check out www.eventhorizonx.com

"Fall of Darkness" (Orion Publications; 2003)

Reviewed by Snidermann

Once again music has thrown me a curveball that I never saw coming. And that's the best kind.

When I first started listening to Event Horizon X's "Fall of Darkness," I had never heard of the band. So I did as I usually do and just jumped in head first. What I discovered was a power-packed, high energy and extremely well done CD. From the very first cut I knew something was special. 

"Fall Of Darkness" tells a story that I have yet to fully discover but will have a lot of fun exploring. The music is power metal European style and it delivers a one-two punch that has left me speechless. 

What's even more stunning is that this is a one man band! I don't usually one man band projects, but this one kicks ass. Michael Rinakakis has more imagination and talent than anyone I've heard in quite some time. 

"Fall of Darkness" is mixed with very well written songs that stayed in my head long after I first listened to them. I even woke up humming them the next morning! 

"Fall Of Darkness" by Event Horizon X has all the quality of any power metal act out there today. 

For more info on this incredibly well put together project, check out http://www.eventhorizonx.com

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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