Tempest's music is an amalgam of the ambitiousness of progressive rock, heavy metal bombast, and Celtic and Norwegian traditional music, as well as their myths. Turn of the Wheel is not always successful; Tempest try too hard and their music winds up sounding unformed and unrealized. When they do fulfill their ambitions, the group makes some of the most unique and varied heavy metal of the '90s.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine