Mar 6, 2013
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Tatiana’s Niovi – “Breath of Light” (2012)

Label : Ravenheart Music

Review by Tony Cannella

Beautiful, passionate, full of heart and cinematic, those are some of the words that I would use to describe Tatiana’s  Niovi. First of all, they hail from Greece and they combine a number of influences ranging from opera to symphonic metal to soundtrack type stuff, classic rock and more. It can all be heard on their debut album “Breath of Light” which is out now via Ravenheart Music.

Lead vocalist Tatiana Manolidou has a tremendously expressive and diverse voice and musically Niovi is fantastic. The intro “Breath of Life” segues into the orchestral “When I’m Lost” nicely and provides a solid opening. It isn’t a typical pounding metal opener; instead it is a song that provides plenty of atmospheres. Continue reading »

Mar 6, 2013
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Heretic’s Dream – “Chains of Blood” SINGLE (2013)

Independent Release

Review by Tony Cannella

The Italian – now based in the UK – Gothic/prog metal band Heretic’s Dream released their debut album “The Unexpected Move” last year and it proved to be an unexpected surprise (positively so). Now the band returns with some new material. Actually, just one new song, entitled “Chains of Blood”.

Happily Heretic’s Dream’s Gothic/progressive metal sound remains happily intact, but what this 6-minute track represents is a progression in the right direction. The guitar riffs are rumbling throughout the track and lead vocalist Francesca Di Ventura’s angelic vocals are just as assured and self confident as they are on the debut. Continue reading »

Mar 5, 2013
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Solisia – “UniverSeasons” (2012)

Label : Scarlet Records

Review by Tony Cannella

From Italy, the symphonic progressive metal band Solisia released their debut album “Ordinary Fate” in 2010. Since then, the band has changed labels moving from Underground Symphony to Scarlet and has changed vocalists as well, replacing Marilena Stigliano with Elie Syrelia. With all due respect to Marilena, the addition of Elie may be just what this band needs to ascend to the next level in the realm of Symphonic metal.

The impressive thing about Solisia is their ability to be super melodic whilst still delivering intricately played hard charging metal songs. The song writing is excellent and varied and never gets tiring to listen to. Continue reading »

Mar 5, 2013
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Heretic’s Dream – “The Unexpected Move” (2012)

Label : Videoradio Edizioni Musicali

Review by Tony Cannella

Heretic’s Dream is an Italian Gothic/Progressive metal outfit currently based in the U.K. Their debut album – which was released in 2012 – showcases the experimental nature of the band. Heretic’s Dream is fronted by the talented vocals of Francesca Di Ventura.

“Forgiveness” begins things and starts off slow before a nice, up-tempo riff and a galloping rhythm joins in. The guitar riff is prevalent throughout the entire track and along with the angelic vocals of Francesca Di Ventura; it all combines for a solid opener. “She Said” is the next track and features a slower tempo than the previous one – still, this turned out to be another highlight. Other highlights include: “A Kiss From the Sun”, “Golden Cage” and “A Question of Coincidences”. The whole thing is brought to an interesting conclusion with the instrumental, “Hollow”. Continue reading »

Mar 5, 2013
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Envinya – “Inner Silence” (2013)

Label : Massacre Records

Review by Tony Cannella

The Munich, Germany based melodic metal outfit Envinya formed in 2006. After releasing a demo in 2007 they released their debut EP “Beyond the Dark” in 2010. Envinya now returns with their full-length debut via Massacre records entitled, “Inner Silence”.

Lead vocalist Natalie Perreira dos Santos has got a pretty diverse voice – that’s the first thing that struck me. She sings in mostly a clean style but she also adds the odd bit of growly vocals too, which are quite impressive, especially when you consider that she is capable of such different styles. The band adds touches of symphonic, power and prog metal sprinkled throughout the album but is always maintain a great melodic base on the 10-songs offered here. The opener “Faceless” comes out of the gate like a shot of adrenalin. A fast up-tempo riff works hand-in-hand with some solid vocals and it is a great opener. The next track “Forlorn” has a heavy, rumbling riff and the first appearance of the growly vocal style is heard. This is another good one. Continue reading »

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