Label : Massacre Records

Review by Tony Cannella

The excellent double female fronted Symphonic Metal band Coronatus has previously released four full length albums – with their first one being released in 2007. Now they have released a digital only best of album titled, “Best of 2007-2011”. Featuring 16-songs and over an hour’s worth of music, “Best Of…” serves as a comprehensive overview of Coronatus’ career thus far.

The track-listing on “Best Of 2007-2011” features a fair cross section of the bands best material taken from each of their albums. The songs are in reverse chronological order beginning with four songs from Coronatus’ latest album “Terra Incognita” which was released in 2011. The two female singers each brings something interesting and unique to the table. The current duo consists of Mareike Makosch who provides more of a rock style and Ada Flechtner who gives us a soprano voice. The melding of the two different styles is one of the best things about Coronatus and gives the songs a huge boost. The bands lyrics are sung in German and English with a touch of Latin as well. The musicianship is also played on a high level and is a perfect complement to the two vocalists and another check in the plus column for Coronatus.

For fans who already own everything that Coronatus has put out, this may not be of much interest, but anyone who would like to sample what this great band has done so far, than “Best of 2007-2011″ is well worth the time.

Rating – 85/100

 

Tracklist

  1. Fernes Land
  2. Dead Man’s Tale
  3. Saint Slayer
  4. Traumzeit
  5. Wolfstantz
  6. Tantalos
  7. Kristallklares Wasser
  8. Blind
  9. Exitus
  10. Cast My Spell
  11. Mein Herz
  12. Beauty in Black
  13. Silberlicht
  14. Scream of the Butterfly
  15. Ich Atme Zeit
  16. Hot & Cold

 

Line Up

  • Ada Flechtner – Vocals
  • Mareike Makosch – Vocals
  • Aria Keramati Noori – Guitars
  • Dirk Baur – Bass Guitar
  • Mats Kurth – Drums

 

Links

MySpace * Facebook * Site

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