I admit that whenever Frontiers presents a new Metal signing, I usually have a hard time keeping the interest up. What we usually get then is some kind of Power Metal band or a female fronted gothic sounding Metal act with symphonic undertones – I am not a fan of neither of those. But the new album by Seven Spires did sport an interest in me, something that can be explained in two words: Adrienne Cowan. My first encounter with the singer was at an Avantasia gig where she totally blew my mind with an enormous set of pipes and one helluva stage presence. That made me very intrigued to hear what she had accomplished as the singer in Sascha Paeth’s Masters Of Ceremony. That project’s album Sign Of Wings (2019) was clearly in the realms of Power Metal but it really spoke to me anyway. Good songs and a stellar production did that for me but without Cowan’s splendid vocal-performances, it would probably not had gone to the heights it did.