2012, Italian power metal band Clairvoyants may have started out as an Iron Maiden cover band, but with their 2009 debut WORD TO THE WISE they proved to the metal world just how powerful their own music was. THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME is an incredibly strong album overall, and one that really doesn't have any weak moments. It's hard to tell which songs work the best - the heavier songs like ,,No Need To Surrender" and ,,Endure And Survive" or the more melodic (but still powerful) songs like ,,Prometheus". Even the more subdued ,,Just The Same Story" and ,,The Sinner's Tale" work really well. As the album draws to a close, the pace picks up dramatically, with the hard-charging ,,To Heaven And Back" and ,,Here Today, Gone Tomorrow" getting the blood pumping (and heads banging) before the soaring 8-minute ,,Horizon Calling" ends things on an epic note worthy of an Avantasia album.