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It’s with the utmost pleasure that I give space to one of the best band in the neoclassical/ambient genre, Sweden’s Arcana [Arcana - A Peter Bjärgö project (Official)]. We got the chance to exchange some words with Cecilia [Ia] Bjärgö, one of the vocalists and Peter’s wife. When enquired about the latest addition in the formation and I’m referring to Narsilion’s Sergio Gamez Martinez & Nuria Luiz, she confesses : “We first met in Romania back in 2009 and we immediately became good friends. We did a little surprise show in the end of our gig and invited them on stage to do “Hymn of Absolute Deceit” with us. We loved the feeling of having a real violin on stage: so we started to discuss the possibility to include them live on stage”. Instead when Ia is approciated about the fact that in the Arcana’s discography misses only a live DVD, she states : “Of course, it has crossed out minds and we have started to collect all recordings. The problem is that we are never satisfied with our live performances”.
Spanish Alternative Gothic metal Unseen Ether, that in the meantime during 2012 they have changed the band name into Etherea and they present themselves with a brand new lineup, debuts with the 5-song EP “Ephemeral Way” and as Tony states Unseen Ether are a “promising young band as their debut EP “Ephemeral Way” displays. I am very curious to hear their full-length debut full-length”. Below you can read the review (via Unseen Ether – “Ephemeral Way” EP (2011) « Femme Metal Webzine)
We have already introduced this Spanish artist (despite being a singer-songwriter, she’s also a gothic illustrator) a few days ago reviewing her debut album called “Ancient Shadows - The Ghost and the Fairy” that was out in 2006, now it’s time to let you know more about Priscilla Hernandez’s second album “The Underliving” that has only re-confirmed what was said before, read some words from Luisa’s review : “Even though the album is quite long, more than seventy minutes, it is very enjoyable and it is so beautiful to listen to it and relax. Let yourself be trapped by Priscilla and her world of light, darkness, magic, serenity and melancholy”. Do you love ethereal/celtic/ambient music? If yes, please give a chance to this artist! Just click in the link below for read it
While we wait to REVIEW her latest album “The Underliving” we propose you the debut album “Ancient Shadows – The Ghost and the Fairy” by Spanish Dark Ethereal Ambient artist (she’s also a gothic illustrator) Priscilla Hernandez. A true deal if you love fairy-ish and magic atmospheres - just read a few lines from Luisa’s review : “Her sweet vocals play on electronic and piano soundscapes, creating a relaxing, chilling atmosphere. Some melancholia may appear here and there as in “Ancient Shadow” or “I Steal the Leaves” which is my personal favorite on the album”. Do you fancy some ambient music? Check this TOP REVIEW (rated 90 OUT OF 100) in the link below
Another excellent news - Spanish Dark Gothic Metal Tears of Martyr have inked a deal with the German metal label MASSACRE RECORDS that will release their second album called “Tales” on April 26th. Click in the link below for watch the cover album (via Spanish Dark Gothic Metal Act TEARS OF MARTYR Signs With MASSACRE RECORDS « Femme Metal Webzine)
Another musical discovery for our dear Tony and this time we talk about Spain’s progressive metal band Antalgia debut called “Perception of Reality”. According our reviewer also seems that the band (rated 89 out of 100), fronted by Bella Dianez, has a bright future : “With their debut full-length “Perception of Reality”, the melodic hard rock/metal band Antalgia is out to take their place among Spain’s best femme metal bands”. Fancy to discover another metal gem? Check out the review @ (via Antalgia – “Perception of Reality” (2012) « Femme Metal Webzine)
Spanish Melodic Metalers Ankor has just released its third videoclip called “My Own Angel”, under the direction of Patric Ullaeus , out of the second selftitled album that was released in October 2011 under STF-Records (via ANKOR: ‘My Own Angel’ Video Released « Femme Metal Webzine)
Label : Evil Mind Records
Review by Tony Cannella
One of the most endearing traits (in my opinion) that Spain’s Evil Rise possesses is their penchant for delivering some top-notch old school metal music. No “modern metal” for these guys and girls, not at all, and that’s not a bad thing. On their debut album “…In War and Hate” they wear their metal hearts on their sleeves and the results are, well, gloriously metal. Being that this is a self financed independent release, the sound is a bit rough around the edges, but that is okay, it only gives “…In War and Hate” a more raw, old school metal sound, further adding to the charm. The opening “Intro (to the Battle)” segues perfectly into the crunchy riff-o-rama and thrash like intensity of “In War and Hate”. “Red Sun” is up next and starts off with a softer tempo before the guitars come crashing into the fray and transforms this excellent track into a grinding, heavy tune – that guitar riff is just massive. You cannot deny the vocalist Sarah Evil either. Technically she is not a great singer, but for the old school style metal that her band is playing behind her, she is just amazing. The thrashy “Metal Seeds” and “At the House of Pain” are two other highlights. The album lags a bit for a few songs before the 8-minute metal tour de force “Evil Dies” ends the album perfectly. This is just a great way to close things out with epic performances all the way around, the song also features a killer guitar solo by Oscar G. that is pure metal. “…In War and Hate” is not the perfect album by any stretch of the imagination, and Evil Rise has plenty of room to grow. That being said, I really can’t criticize Evil Rise, they do what they love and they pull it off in convincing fashion.
Rating - 82/100
Label : Lausan Records
Review by Tony Cannella
Spain’s OffTopic has existed since 2006. Following up their impressive “Backstage” EP, OffTopic releases their fourth full-length album titled “Impacto”. Unlike their previous EP however, OffTopic has returned to singing in their native Spanish language and the result is very good as the album cruises along on the strength of some truly powerful classic metal style guitar riffs and the ever more assured vocals of Rosa Ibáñez. With the powerhouse opening riffs of “Cuarto Sello”, “Impacto” simply explodes with an intense, ferocious brand of heavy metal. The bombastic headbanging riffs keep coming with the thrashy “Fuara de Si”. The next track – and my favorite – “Siempre” is more of a mid-tempo song that has a great, melodic vibe to it. I simply love the vocals of Rosa Ibáñez as she continues to grow in confidence and ability and does just an amazing job throughout “Impacto”. The next track “El Elagido” has sort of an AC/DC style vibe at the start – in fact the opening kind of reminded me of “Whole Lotta Rosie”. “El Elagido” is a bit of a departure from the rest of the material but it is no less effective. The beautiful power ballad “Albrázame” is another one that grabbed my attention. Other highlights include: “Pierde el Control”, “Iberia” and “Sigo Viva”. With “Impacto”, OffTopic continues to grow and emerge into one of Spain’s best metal bands.
Rating - 87/100
Review by Tony Cannella
From Spain, Ultreia are yet another edition to the booming Folk-Metal genre. They have just issued their new full-length effort, “The Tree of the Silence”. Throughout the duration of this 12-song 57-minute disc, Ultreia alternately present the lyrics in both Spanish and English. Furthermore, the addition of such instruments as Flutes and even Bagpipes are a nice touch.The opener, “Civil War” is a nice way to begin things, and also shows off Ultreia’s Celtic influence throughout the CD. The next track, “Numancia” quickly became a favorite of mine. Other highlights include: the 8-minute “Birdy”, the choir-driven “Badde Calávrigu”, the a capella opening of “Sisifo” gives way to a bouncy, up-tempo metal number and “Dreams of God”, just to name a few. The accented lead vocals of Charo Sánchez are strong and definitely help in giving the material more depth. Ultreia also succeeds in incorporate other influences to go along with the Folk and Celtic elements that can be found on “Tree of the Silence”. On the “Tree of the Silence”, Ultreia has delivered a CD that should please fans of Folk-Metal and traditional heavy metal alike.
Rating - 79/100