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.
Even though this is only one song it should certainly grab the interest of fans of the debut. With “Chains of Blood”, Heretic’s Dream has started the ground work for what could become a successful second album.
Rating – 80/100
- Chains of Blood
- Francesca Di Ventura – Vocals
- Andrej Surace – Guitar
- Carlo Nicolucci – Guitar
- James Benardout – Drums
- Valerio Cascone – Bass