Fallen Arise – “Ethereal” (2013)

Label: Noisehead Records

Review by Tony Cannella

From Greece, the male/female symphonic metal band Fallen Arise formed in 2009. In 2011 they released their debut EP. Now, they are out with their debut full-length “Ethereal”.

The orchestral Nightwish style intro for “Burned Ivy” gets us started and before long the song morphs into a straight-forward hard charging metal tune. Fallen Arise has both a male and female vocalist at the helm and their styles are more in the vein of traditional metal as opposed to the operatic/growly thing, which I have to admit, is a nice change. In that regard I would compare them to Visions of Atlantis. The next track, “Eternity” has got a pretty accessible vibe to it and the song itself is hauntingly, melodic. “Ethereal” is next and opens with some cool guitar/keyboards interplay and a bombastic style. The album rolls on rather consistently on the songs “Under the Bliss of the Sun”, “My Fall” and “Never Forget Me”. The music and the vocals just soar together throughout the disc.

“Ethereal” is a pretty solid album. Fallen Arise has managed to release an albums worth of great material that mixes modern style symphonic metal with a more traditional metal approach. If you are not necessarily a fan of symphonic metal or only marginally interested in the genre, I believe that Fallen Arise could appeal to those fringe fans as well as die-hards.

Review – 87/100

 

Tracklist

  1. Burned Ivy
  2. Eternity
  3. Ethereal
  4. Under the Bliss of the Sun
  5. Furor
  6. Nightouched
  7. My Fall
  8. Never Forget Me
  9. Eternal Sins
  10. Fly to Horizon

 

Line Up

  • Spyla – Vocals (Female)
  • Chris –  Vocals (Male)
  • Frangiskos – Guitars
  • Gus – Keyboards
  • Aggelos Mal – Bass
  • Thanos – Drums

 

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