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Are you searching for something different? For sure, Hungary’s DHARMA [ dharmaofficial] is what’s suit you. This band, with their second album propose something that it “straddles the line between Gothic Rock and Electronic Metal”. Obviously that is something that “requires a certain amount of open minded-ness” and few listens too but this is not a reason for giving up, as our reviewer Tony states at the end : “I like “Dharmageddon” more and more with each listen […] and “Dharmageddon” is a bit of a change from most of today’s female fronted metal”.
Although they recently gone through a line up change with violinist Milena Kluz taking the lead over the former vocalists Natalia Sikora, Poland’s Symphonic Metal outfitAt the Lakedebut album “Maya” offers a nice formula that includes in their sound “Gothic, Folk and Celtic music”. Even if “it has been done before “Maya” it all sounds very natural and not gimmicky or forced”. Do you fancy for some good symphonic metal?
From the mighty Russian steppes comes Excalibur [ Экскалибур] with their second album “Душа” (“Dusha” – “Soul”). This unknown Russian metal band propose in its platter Symphonic Power Metal at its best. What you an expect, as Vard states, are “a vast dramatic sound full of intricate orchestration; heavy guitars, bass and drumming; excellent vocals (provided by Valeria Nikiforova); plenty of catchy melodies; and of course a few mellow ballad-type songs as well”. Althought the evident linguist barrier (‘cause we would like to stress that everything in sung in Russian) “this album will provide as good an example” and also it “demonstrates to everyone just how good and in how healthy a state Russian Symphonic Power Metal currently is”.
As Matteo states “Transbohem classify themselves as World Prog Metal, which is a pretty ambitious definition”. Yes, you have heard right, this Franch band mix in their sound “metal, with frequents changes of tempo, rhythm and atmosphere, passing from prog metal to arabian music”. “This album is very challenging to listen to” but “keeps always your attention at a high level”. Also the particularity of this release is their vocalist Claire that “doesn’t actually “sings” but she pretty much adds to the general atmosphere with her vocal abilities, creating a very suggestive result”. In conclusion, our editor has high hopes for this band but they “have to define and develop their sound”. Besides this remark, he ends saying that Transbohêm “are going to be one of the most interesting bands in the years to come”.
The only thing that you can be sure of with Ukrainian Alternative Progressive metal band Marvel is that you never get bored ‘cause “anything they release will be totally different to anything they have released before”. For being such a quite young band they “play by their own rules” and “never limited themselves to any one style”. We have previously talked about this band with the EP review of “Reduce My Pain” and the following single “Naiti Sebya” and the main difference that our reviewer Vard Aman can recognize is that “Olga Skripova‘s vocals have been somewhat “tamed” in comparison to the rest of the band so she is now less of a driving force and more of a riding /guiding force” and in comparison to the previous releases “Black Stone” EP features “complex driving rhythms with subtle experimentation”. If we want to find a flaw to this release is about its shortness as complains Vard “however, could perhaps have benefited from an extra song or two” but this is not a good reason to not check out this band.
After some important line up changes Franch Melodic metal band VENTURIA are back with their third album “Dawn of a New Era” that was released on 20 12 via Lion Music Record Label. The main vocals are provided by Lydie Lazulli “but she is occasionally joined by male vocalist [ and guitarist] Charly Sahona”. Wrapping up, ““Dawn of a New Era” is a satisfying release” that it is recommend for the lovers of this genre.
Canada’s Edge of Attack have “simply delivered a debut that that is relentless, ferocious and consistent” - with this words Tony defines their debut. What Edge of Attack propose is a special formula that “combines power metal with some old school thrash metal, some modern elements […] with healthy doses of melody”. Just add to this recipe Roxanne Gordley’s “excellent voice” and Jurekk Whipple’s “aggressive vocals”[who plays the guitar too] plus put together all this elements , what to remains to is imagine its outcome, what an an explosive outcome, I might add.
(@earmusicedel) Believe me that if it wasn’t for the Tarja Turunen’s [ tarjaofficial] collaboration on the song “Never Too Far” [that has positively shocked out reviewer Davide defining Tarja’s vocals “placid and soothing” and “not aggressive as usual, but soft and ethereal”] this umpteenth experiment by UK musical genious Mike Oldfield was destined to be forgotten because has pratically “killed a masterpiece”; also this release has the realistic possibility to be hated by the purists [the lovers of “Tubular Bells”] that ”will judge this album outrageous and infamous”.
AlthoughWeeping Silence’s line up had to cope with some important changes (see Rachel & Joseph Grech departures’ - both band singers), it was right to give some space to this chef d’oevre. “For the Unsung” is the third album by this Maltese Gothic Doom band and they have simply “delivered the finest album of their career thus far”. The intention of the band is “utilize the tried-and-true method of beauty and the beast vocals” and they do it with success! Though a doubt for the future remains as Tony states : “only time will tell how this change will affect the band as they move forward”.
(@tystnadenband) Finally I can publish this review and personally I cannot wait to sink my teeth into this awesome album. My friends Tystnaden are back, “after being silent for the last few years”, with “Anima”, their third album. The highlight’s album that Tony points out are “the duel vocals between Laura De Luca and keyboardist Giancarlo Guarrera” that “continue to be a high point for this band and they have never sounded better”. After this, what we can add? Well, ““Anima” is a kick-ass return”. Just a little update : the last news sees Giada Etro [singer for Croatian doom metallers Ashes You Leave] replacing TEMPORARILY Laura De Luca for the upcoming gigs.