There is just one band that come up in my mind when I listen to Lost in mass confusion: Iron Maiden. I don’t know why, It is way slower than Maiden, and actually doesn’t sound like Maiden at all, but for some reason it passed my thoughts every time I hear Lost in mass confusion. Weird. I think it's the song structures and the atmosphere on this record. Sorry, I cant find a better way to describe it (just listen to it and you will agree). The lyrics are about death, pain and misery. Combined with the music it creates a terrific dark atmosphere.
This record has got everything a good rock album needs: A great voice, some nice guitar riffs, great guitar solo’s and a good production.
About the solo’s. It has been a while I’ve heard a cd with some good solo’s on it. I don’t mean technical solo’s now, I’ve heard a lot of these the last weeks, but I mean solo’s with feeling, solo which (almost) make you weep. Damn, these solo’s on Lost in mass confusion are just awesome.
I must say it is hard to compare this record with something else, and that is in my opinion a good thing!
Although it is a great album, I must admit I cannot play this record two times in a row because it makes me a little depressed, but I’m sure many people will like it that way.
My conclusion: Lost in mass confusion really is one of the best rock albums I own.
Gerd Hansens : vocals
Christophe de Bock : rythm guitar
Steven van Hyfte : lead guitar
Edward Timmerman : Drums
Steven Mervielde : Bass
1. Child of flames
2. The Mirror
3. The darkest of all times
4. Dying eyes
5. Dying in vain
6. Nakes and fragile
7. When the light fades
8. Destruction by blindness
9. Blood is the life
10. The eternal