2 years after their debut album “Reversing Time”, the Greek/Turkish Progressive Symphonic Melodic Metal band Dreamtone & Iris Mavraki´s NEVERLAND returns with their second album “Ophidia”, a strong effort that is just waiting to be discovered.
"Ophidia" tells the story of evil lurking within the society and in general the evil within mankind“ the band explains. The fantasy touch of the debut is gone as the band is heading towards more reality-based topics with this new release. So no wonder the new material has become more heavy but surprisingly also more melodic. Expect an excellent mixture of catchy tracks, complex progressive songs and epic symphonies that can hardly be compared to other bands. The passionate vocals of Oganalp Canatan and Iris Mavraki lift the whole material to a new level while rhythm and solo parts deliver to the very best. “Ophidia” is an album that you have to listen to several times before you hear all the details.
Recordings this time took place at the Garaj Studios, but again with engineer Erim Arkman. By the addition of (permanent) new keyboard player Guney Ozsan the NEVERLAND sound also changed overall.
Undoubtedly this is the most ambitious work from the young band yet. Highly recommended to fans of Blind Guardian, Dream Theater, Shadow Gallery, Angra and Fates Warning!