|Cornerstone Two Tales Of One Tomorrow||Massacre Records|
I'm not sure why, but in my mind Cornerstone are still one of the more underrated European hard rock/melodic metal acts in business. Perhaps this, their fourth studio album will help them break further into the metal mainstream.|
Band principles vocalist Doogie White (Rainbow, Yngwie) and keyboardist Steen Mogensen (Royal Hunt) deliver quality and passion on every occasion.
Two Tales Of One Tomorrow picks up where the last studio album Once Upon Our Yesterday's left off. Swirling keyboards, big guitar riffs (courtesy once again from Mike Tramp guitarist Kasper Damgaard) and powerful and melodic vocals in the best tradition of the European hard rock/metal genre.
Cornerstone has developed their own style over time – best demonstrated by the opening pairing of Misery with its double kick-drums and organ drenched harmonies plus the slower, but more aggressive crunch of One Man's Hell.
The other side of the band is highlighted by the slower and moodier Mother Of Mercy and the simple massive power rock ballad Blinded, which oozes passion and angst.
Other highlights from the record include the title track Two Tales Of One Tomorrow, which features some fine guitar work and snappy drumming; the big Royal Hunt styled Starlight And Mystery and the simple straight ahead rocker Wicked.
Human Stain still remains the band's classic release, but you can safely add this to their quality discography.
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