“Illusion X” is ARTICAL's third album and it features legendary vocalist Mark Boals (YNGWIE J. MALMSTEEN, RING OF FIRE among many others). This is an album full of power and melodic passages, complemented by symphonic elements with mind-blowing performances by musicians whose skills are undisputedly of the highest caliber!
Formed in 2002, by guitarist/drummer Mike Dimareli, ARTICAL have gradually refined their sound to a more mature and fresh sound that can only be described as powerful and immense yet very melodic!
released November 12, 2013
"solid stuff, with Dimareli and Artical accomplishing what he intended from the start, creating good neo-classical power metal. Easily recommended."
An absolutely beautiful composition through and through. The riffs and melodies are so tight and well crafted, with soaring lyrics that pull the whole story together. When I first heard Across the Ancient Dessert, I stopped what I was doing and my heart skipped a beat. I think it encapsulated every emotion I had reading the Chain of Dogs for the first time. That series means something special to me. I was already loving the album, and this song sold me immediately. This is really worth a listen. kapman
So many songs on this album vie to be my favourite! A very strong album! It feels great to discover new rock masterpieces, like this album, that hie back to rock’s classic age. Thank you, Warrior Path❗️🤘🤘. These songs are TRULY epic in scale and expression. Warrior Path excels in the art of tale-telling. Their songs are carefully crafted in all departments; very progressive and creative. I love the balladic Hammett-like guitar intros and the Maiden-esque song structures. YEAH! 9+/10 Alrihkh