With an original style, Mercury Rain has clear and profound melodies, that works from the ascendant fluidity of its genuine emotions, towards a pattern that reconcile the heavy passages of the songs with the more poetic and ethereal sonorous enchantments of their art. Impressively dynamic, in any moment you get bored throughout the album. With dense, but free-flowing rhythms, that sometimes evokes the fascination of distant crystal kingdoms lost somewhere in time, St Matthieu – Remastered & Reborn, is a major power metal work, that certainly will get by the heart each and every enthusiast of the genre. A phenomenal masterpiece – if analyzed inside the borders and frontiers of the genre – this album is a colossal work, being amazingly strong and lucid on the technical part as well. With a conscious sonorous outlook, and a verve for a marvelous, but easy minded proficiency, Mercury Rain definitely has to be regarded as an avatar of the genre.
With beautiful female vocals, the intense, ethereal and epic poetry that emanates from their magnificent sonorous artistry goes beyond any epicenter from the halls of imagination. Distant realms frozen in perpetual winter, epical battles that never end and the victorious coronation of kings, rapidly come to mind as you listen to this album. Perfectly aligning its musical sensibilities with the convergence of the epic imagery common to the genre, St Matthieu – Remastered & Reborn, is a powerful album, with no faults whatsoever – whether this would be major or minor – to be pointed out.
Although I do not feel inclined to evaluate the album as perfect, I admit it gets very close. With a greatness of its own, and an astounding creativity that resonates towards a marvelous sense of originality, Mercury Rain, on this album, really have outstood it’s principles as a band, and especially, in the impeccable work done in the improvement of their art. In a close interaction between shorter and objective songs and longer ones, abundant on beautiful melodies, vigorous harmonies and resonating glorious vocals, an authentic approach concerning how creativity can be worked out on the genre, and a major attention on the quality of technical devices, gives credit to St Matthieu – Remastered & Reborn, as a record, to fully deserve a spectacularly giant celebration. Certainly, this is what each and every enthusiast of power metal will think, soon after the album is released.