Germany’s Lanfear really is one of the good, if not one of the better Power Metal bands around. The music of "The Code Inherited", the band’s latest and eighth album, released on the Pure Legends label, is the follow-up to 2012’s "This Harmonic Consonance". With 4 years of silence behind them, the band has had a lot of time to show that they still have the ability to bring to market a release that would once again have their fans loyal to their brand of complex, heavy, multifaceted, and structured Progressive/Power Metal. It is a good thing to be able to say, the wait was well worth it.
This Quebecois band has three phases. First came the psych period under which they were known as Morse Code Transmission and made two psych albums in 71 & 72 sung in English. The second phase saw their names shortened and with the Quebec prog explosion under way decided to switch to French singing. The three albums that followed are real gems of progressive music oscillating between Genesis and Barclay James Harvest but the French texts (sometimes highly impressive) gave them a sound of their own. They disbanded, as the disco wave became a Tsunami in La Belle Province only to reform in 83 to make a best-forgotten English-sung album and again in 95 for a much better one again in French.
The authors of the bestselling Womenomics provide an informative and practical guide to understanding the importance of confidence–and learning how to achieve it–for women at all stages of their career. – Working women today are better educated and better qualified than ever before. Yet men still dominate the corporate world. Here, Claire Shipman and Katty Kay argue that the key reason is confidence. Combining cutting-edge research in genetics, gender, behavior, and cognition with examples from their own lives and those of other successful women in politics, media, and business, Kay and Shipman go beyond admonishing women to ''lean in.'' Instead, they offer the inspiration and practical advice women need to close the gap and achieve the careers they want and deserve.