According to reference sources, Dragon’s Eye are a Polish thrash band. But from what I hear from the opening track ‘Drag ‘n’ Roll’, they are more in the Seven Witches camp, a cross between traditional and power metal. High, full range vocals, guitar riffs with groovy chugging guitars take you more a Canadian Annihilator influence through the ‘All for You’/’Schizo Deluxe’ era. This opener is infectious, it’s annoyingly catchy, there are moments where you want to scream in anger, but mostly you will be screaming in unison to the melody. Melody and guitar riffs feature heavily on ‘Devil Woman’. Again, Jack Frost and Jeff Waters are duelling guitars, that’s really not a bad thing, it is cool to hear someone take their work and adapt to that US/Canadian sound. It is really Dragon Eye’s own sound? Not really, but I don’t hear this much, so therefore I am pleasantly surprised, but I am appalled by the cheesy nature of some of the vocal lines in ‘Devil Woman’!
Vocalist Piotr Zaleski has a Wade Black (latter Leatherwolf/Seven Witches) vocal tone and delivery, I really commend the guy for that, they style perfectly complements the band’s music, there is depth and passion in each line and note delivered, this continues into stronger tunes like ‘Midnight Rider’ that is as far away from thrash as what Nightwish are to Napalm Death. I have not heard this bands earlier material, they are certainly into classic US power metal and mid naughty’s thrash, and this really works. Dragon’s Eye’s music is delivered as simplistic and but it is artistically complex at the same time. The gift the band give when they integrate guitar solos with this massive vocal talent, delivering harmony is something that is usually reserved for long standing artists, maybe something of legends. If this is a definitive change in style and pace for these Polish gents compared to their earlier material as the EP title would suggest, then long may it continue…this is great metal music and this is a band that would really fit well into the European Summer Festival circuit, and the final shocker is that this band is unsigned, really?!?…that I find truly criminal!