“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."
Sweet mother of metal, this is good! One of the best power metal album you'll ever own! The songs are catchy as hell and the singer has a unique voice in the genre. Plus look at that awesome cover! A must buy! the_bob_the
Along with Fen's Epoch, this was one of the very first digital albums I ever purchased, on a different (sadly now defunct) platform. Probably one of the first albums I ever purchased based on having heard an upload of it on YouTube, too. The band chose a story well-suited to black metal, and made one hell of a great album out of it. Jarak