If there's one thing to be said for guitarist Gus G, it's
that he's consistent and reliable in his work.
The Greek wunderkind emerged from the Euro metal scene
a few years ago, and Mystic Prophecy is the third of his
bands reviewed here, the others being
Apart from all three featuring Gus, the three bands share
more in common.
One, all three contain other members from established bands,
giving them all the feel of side projects, even though this
may not be the case for some or even all of them.
Two, and most importantly, the three share the same musical
style, that being classic 80's power metal, with somewhat
of an American sound rather than the rollicking speed/power
sound of many contemporary German bands.
No, the three bands aren't clones of each other, but clearly
they share influences, and will likely share similar fan
bases as well.
Gus' vocal sidekick here, fellow Greek Dimitri Liapakis, has
a strong and steady voice, perfect for power metal, and
combined with Gus' predictably fine guitar work and a
workmanlike rhythm section, makes this band yet another winner
in the Euro metal field.
Update: Apparently Gus G., as well as other members, have
left the band as of late.
A new lineup (below) soldiers on.