Album Review: Starbreaker – Dysphoria (Frontiers Music srl)


By: Jesse Striewski

At first glance, Starbreaker seems like just another side project/supergroup (in this case featuring former TNT/Skid Row vocalist Tony Harnell and Primal Fear guitarist Magnus Karlsson) that are sure to be forgotten as fast as they came. But here’s the thing; this actually works.

I was immediately impressed upon first listen by just how well-put together this third effort from the band was (their first in over a decade). From power ballads like “How Many More Goodbyes,” to epic-sized tracks reminiscent of Queensryche such as “Pure Evil,” “Fire Away,” and my personal favorite, “Bright Star Blind Me.” Sure it’s unlikely Dysphoria will break a whole lot of new ground. But as the old saying goes, don’t judge a book by it’s cover; this one’s worth opening at least once.

Rating: 3/5 Stars

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