One often accuses Italy's Metal scene of being not so very creative. That is an unfair belief in view of the excellent albums released during the year. If the scene were not creative there would certainly not be such a high number of bands comprised of musicians prepared to put their talent, as well as their heart and soul into their music. FOGALORD is such a case - one in which a single musician wishes to live his visions and dreams and, in order to fulfil that dream, has gathered the right colleagues around him. Dany All is the driving force behind FOGALORD, which, with its debut album "A Legend To Believe In" has produced a certain tip for fans of symphonic/epic metal. It is almost impossible to invent anything new in this genre, but it is still possible to come up with high quality musicianship and exactly that has come about with "A Legend To Believe In". "A Legend To Believe In" comes alive through its hymn-like, epic songs, which gain power and energy from bombastic melodies. The classical influence seeps through every track and serves to support the historical statement of the tracks. The guitar work on all twelve tracks is of the highest standard, so that even the most critical nit-picker will have absolutely nothing to complain about. Dany All's vocals are classical but especially during the "wilder" parts they blow you away with his awesome vocal performance. The orchestral sections of the album are fabulous and not at all intrusive, being instead woven into the songs in such a way that they form a carpet of completeness. The sound is at all times both transparent and hard-hitting thanks to the work of Frank Andiver from the Zenith Recording Studio (ORACLE SUN, LABYRINTH, SHINING FURY, etc.). All in all, fans of classical-speed, highly melodic Metal with impressive vocals will have no excuse to pass over this first class album.