Lost Horizon's debut album Awakening the World is here to answer the question asked
for many a millennia: "Just how hilariously over the top to unbelievably ridiculous
proportions can power metal that is expected to be taken seriously get?". Well, if 5 minute
plus songs with names like "Sworn in the Metal Wind" and "World Through My Fateless Eyes"
are any indication, then this album has tapped into untouched reservoirs of metal that is so
overblown and goddamn cheesy that fathoming the sheer magnitude of this music is a trying
task for the mind of a mere mortal. We get it guys, you like Iron Maiden and Rush A LOT, and
that's all well and good, just try to tone the face melting intentions down a bit and maybe
focus on not making the exact same trying-WAY-too-hard-to-be-epic song 10 times in a row.