The Greeks CRYSTAL TEARS were joined by Elegy vocalist Ian Parry a short time ago. The born Greek R.D. Liapakis (Mystic Prophecy) joined them as well as a producer. So they should be best prepared for their new album. You might think so... However: Whereas the songs are more or less above average, especially the vocals and the production are absolutely nerve killing. Parry squeaks really high vocals which always sound a bit awry. Even the production cannot heal this weakness. Instead it makes it even worse. The drums sound as they would be made out of some tin cans and the overall guitar sound, especially the one of the lead guitars, sounds like all Equaizers were pulled really high. All in all the sound is really nerve killing, no comparison to the last albums of Lias´ main band. Really a pity, I had hoped for more.