24. Diabulus In Musica - The Wanderer
Female fronted power metal. Nice, quick summary to get those who like it to listen and those who don't to leave. However, they have crafty songwriting skills. I can't exactly describe it, but they do things differently. It might be the transition from very heavy to very light, it could be the songwriting, but the overall package is very strong. The track below has one of the catchiest keyboard licks I've heard this year, and I can't remember how many times it's been stuck in my head, or I catch myself humming it. This sophomore release shows promise for the band, and I look forward to seeing what they release in the future. It's a shame little people know of this band. I easily see them holding their own against heavyweights Within Temptation and Nightwish.
"Sceneries of Hope" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yd17f21f58s