Title: Age of Changes
Style: Modern Melodic Heavy Metal
When I think of Heavy Metal I usually think of traditional stuff like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest or the likes, but there's also a modern form of Heavy Metal that I have to admit I usually tend to neglect, and Polish Plethora are just that, a modern, fresh, open minded form of Heavy Metal built on a somehow traditional skeleton, but developed in ways some might consider out of order or unnatural. Actually what is natural and what's not? Plethora's debut album might appeal to both classic Heavy Metal followers and to those who listen to soft Rock, too, and the fact they are fronted by a female vocalist might be a serious addition towards the band's commercial side, although I'd say this is somehow a forced term, Plethora impressed me through its organic production actually. The tracks are diverse and surprises are not missing either, like the occasional male growling vocals (more like battle roars than growls though) or the long melodic guitar solos that made my day, so all in all a very good album offering something for everyone, 11 tracks clocking almost an hour but a nice flowing audion, you won't even feel how fast you've reached the end. The only problem I sensed about their compositions is when the pace become faster they tend to have problems keeping things clean and straight forward, probably just an impression of mine, but I should have had it at all, right?
Reviewed by Adrian