The current album of the Astral Doors is no milestone in Powermetal history, it is however quite presentable. In particular the third Song similar to the album title “Evil is forever” really rocks. Although most soli really does not convince technically and the singer proves only little ability of change except in Song 7, the entire album consists of various interessting songcompositions. It seems however, as if while the production of this album some compromises were made, which possibly released it from original power. Thus fillins are quite ineffective as can be seen in Song 1. Altogether the album is however much better organized than the predecessor, even it is somewhat too monotonously as song 5 is.