Mysticity – Ambassadors Of The Hidden Sun

Just a quick look at the line-up of this project and you can easily understand what you are about to listen with this album. After all, this has happened with almost every single project of Doogie White and Bobby Rondinelli as the listener is treaded with a mixture of Purple, Rainbow and Whitesnake elements with the addition of those unique and instantly identifiable keyboard touches by Derek Sherinian.

“Ambassadors of the Hidden Sun” is compiled of 11 tracks in the familiar mood of the aforementioned rock giants and all in all, I must say that is a quite remarkable and respectable effort. There are a few great moments in there (including the highlight “Rain”) and I am certain that all the older fans will enjoy the album.

My only remark has to do with Doogie White and his voice. First of all, we all know what a charismatic singer Doogie is. But, on the other hand, I am left with the impression that he is constantly struggling to sound like Dio or Coverdale. That’s not necessarily bad for an average singer, but not for an accomplished and much capable vocalist like Doogie White. In 1995 he showed with Rainbow what he could do…let’s hope that he will try harder and show us more of his own vocal style.

Having said that, this album is quite good and is definitely worthy of your attention.