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Not so much time ago Matteo got the chance to review “Intet Menneskebarn”, the stellar debut album by Danish Nordic Folk metallers Huldre. Matteo was so mesmerized by it that he decided to interview their singer Nanna. Huldre’s lyrics and music, as Matteo noticed, focus on the Nordic nature and folkore and Nanna, on this topic, stated “I think we now in our culture seem far away from living near and with the unspoiled nature, but some people, me included, seeks back to the mystique and spirit of the nature with both the heathen and old folklore belief”. Also, despite being the lead singer, Nanna is a busy bee because she’s “the leadsinger in two other bands, Gny with medieval/folkmusik and Asynje with new and inspired Viking/ folk/electronic”. So be sure to check out these musical projects. In the end, if you love Korpiklaani & Co, you should check out this promising band.
How I can introduce you this artist? Well, I let Davide speak (who is the reviewer for this release) here : “Petra Haden is a renowned violinist and singer. She played her violin for bands like Green Day, Queens of the Stone Age, Foo Fighters and also with Beck. But she’s famous also for a particular quality: her voice. Indeed Petra uses it like a real instrument, reproducing the same sounds of classical instruments with her singing style “a capella”. Thanks to this ability, she can cover any musical genre: pop, rock, jazz, blues and classical music too”. “Petra Goes to the Movies”, her second solo album is out right now via Anti Records. Do you want to try something different (with a nice soundtrack twist)? Here served, just click in the link below (via Petra Haden – “Petra Goes to the Movies” (2013) « Femme Metal Webzine)
German Symphonic metal band Envinya has just released the cover and the tracklist for their debut “Inner Silence” - we’re waiting news about the new singer but in the meantime read more @ (via NEWS : Envinya Reveals Artwork, Track Listing For New Album “Inner Silence” « Femme Metal Webzine)
People, check out our first news posted in our new site!!! Want to know more about the new Amberian Dawn singer Capri? Read and share below the news and listen to new singer in YouTube video that I’ve embedded in post!!!!
Review by Tony Cannella
Claudine Dentoni is a singer/songwriter based in California and she offers something far different than many of the Femme Metal artists out there today. In fact, I’m not sure if she fits into any of the genres we cover here. On her new album “Wrestling Consciousness” she offers up 15-songs and 1-hours worth of songs that sound radio friendly and made for mass consumption. Her songs straddle the territory occupied by Hard Rock and Pop music (with an edge, of course). At times she kind of reminds me of the great Canadian singer Sass Jordan (whatever happened to her?). First thing is, Claudine has a very like-able vocal style, it is raspy at times (à la Sass Jordan) and the songs have an uplifting quality about them. The opener of “Vice” is a melodic hard rock opener. “All I Want” continues in the same vein as the previous song, melodic and like-able but nothing spectacular. “Bleeding Hearts” slows the tempo down and Claudine sings her ‘heart’ out on this one. The album gets harder with “In the Ruins”. “Fallen Angel” is the first of many ballads. The next song “If I Ran to You” is far and away my favorite ballad here, this one is a keeper. Perhaps “Wrestling Consciousness” could have contained one (or two) fewer ballads – that’s just my opinion, I’m sure there are others who would disagree. My favorite moments are the rockier songs like the fast paced euphoria of “Play Me”, “You” and “Don’t Make a Sound”. “Wrestling Consciousness” also features some glossed over 80’s style polished rock songs like “Come On Over” which actually turned out to be one of my favorite songs. For the most part “Wrestling Consciousness” is good for what it is. It is basic, has a lot of heart and passion behind it. Perhaps it could be a little shorter as some of it seems to drag – especially on the many ballads. But still if you are looking for something to satisfy you in those quieter moments than “Wrestling Consciousness” would be a good album to chill to. I mean, you can’t bang your head all the time, can you?
Rating - 72/100
Label : AFM Records
Review by Tony Cannella
Triosphere are a Progressive Power Metal band from Norway. Their second album, “The Road Less Travelled” has just been issued via AFM records and to say that it goes straight for the jugular at the very outset is an understatement.“The Road Less Travelled”, features 11-tracks and a playing time of 51-minutes worth of music that stays pretty consistent throughout the disc. Musically, Triosphere follow a similar path to that of the great Pagan’s Mind, another Norwegian band. Although they are often considered in the Progressive Metal category, there is a lot of other cool things going on - not the long epic type numbers that many in the Progressive field are known for, the CD contains bits of orchestration at certain points, some great melody and the excellent guitar work of Marius Silver Bergesen and T.O. Byberg. Singer Ida Haukland’s voice is simply huge, and she also pulls double duty as the Bass player. After the intro, “Ignition” reaches it’s completion, the barrage of guitar riffs begin with the opening track, “Driven”. This song is just a high energy, smoking song that really sets the tempo for what is to follow. “Human Condition” continues the strong music and features a great chorus, melody and thoughtful lyrics. My favorite track on, “The Road Less Travelled” is ultra-melodic, mid-tempo, “The Anger and the Silent Remorse”. There are also plenty of guitar-driven up-tempo songs - while still maintaining a melodic purpose, examples of this are: “Death of Jane Doe”, “Watcher” (check out the great solo in this one), “21”, and the cool title track, “The Road Less Travelled”. “The Road Less Travelled” is a majestically, glorious and powerfully melodic sophomore effort from Triosphere, and an album that totally caught me by surprise - in a good way. Even though the country of Norway is primarily known as one of the leading exporters of Black Metal, the amount of good power metal that comes from there should not be discounted, and Triosphere should certainly be added to that list.
Rating - 95/100