Act of Creation

1. Act Of Creation
2. No Destination
3. Wake Up
4. Amy
5. Evermore
6. My Empire
7. Queen From The Stars
8. Winner
9. Heal My Soul
10. Promises
11. Die In Me
12. Full Moon Child
13. Hero
14. V síti štěstí (bonus track)

George Rain - vocals, guitars
Andy Mons - guitars
Petri Kallio - bass, backing vocals
Pavel Dvorak - keyboards
Lucas R. - drums

Tears of White Roses (2010)
Dark Chambers of Déjà vu (2015)

Apollo Papathanasio – vocals
Mayo Petranin – vocals
Kristýna Dostálová – vocals in "No De
Vendula Skalová – backing vocals
Djordje Erič – guitar solo in „

Arrangements of all songs by George Rain, Petri Kallio & Andy Mons, except "Hero" arranged by George Rain, Andy Mons, Petri Kallio & Pavel Dvorak
Produced by George Rain, Petri Kallio and Andy Mons
Recorded by Petri Kallio, mixed and mastered by Andy Mons at Dark Chamber Sounds studios
Cover artwork by Hans Trasid and Dis-Art Design

Released 2018-02-23
Reviewed 2018-02-07


pride& joy

Sebastien are returning with their third album, one that they call Act of Creation. It follows earlier albums that have received pretty good reviews from us with their first being most positively reviewed. Act of Creation doesn’t look very exciting if you look at the artwork and albums with fourteen tracks usually tend to be on the long side, and I don’t think this is an exception to that rule. The Czech band, one of few internationally known bands from that nation, should have kept it shorter I think.

On the musical side I think they can be described as melodic hard rock/metal, the focus is on the melodies and there are some distinct and catchy choruses on this album. The production is good; the sound is modern and clean – excellent in fact. The vocalist is not as excellent as the production; he is okay but doesn’t really stand out compared with other vocalists in the genre. With an hour playing time it is a bit on the long side, and that is probably this album’s biggest Achilles heel – they should have made it shorter.

Fourth track Amy is probably the highlight of the album for me, but there are more, they all come in line after the opening title track has ended. The first half of the album is very strong while the second half can be described as quite boring, it is really easy to loose interest in the album towards the end of it. I think that is quite unfortunate because when it is at its best it is quite excellent, and to me it feels like an album that should have been better.

The conclusion has to be that it is a good album overall, some of the songs are excellent but there are too many songs and the album too long. It feels like they ruin a great album by making too many songs with too little variation and too little depth. It feels like an album where the true potential of the band isn’t quite realised and they end up making an album that isn’t quite as good as it could have been. Perhaps they should have focused a bit more on the act of creation, create less but better songs.







Label: Pride & Joy Music
Three similar bands: Nightwish/Sonata Arctica/Avantasia
Rating: HHHHHHH (4/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm

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