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Review by Tony Cannella

What is it about the country of Italy that is producing so many great metal bands these days? 2011 is already shaping up to be a great year in the world of Female fronted metal. Thanks to bands like Setanera who has just released their debut EP “Spettralia”. “Spettralia” features 5-songs worth of high quality symphonic, Gothic metal that never has a problem in maintaining the listener’s interest throughout its duration. Beginning with the super melodic “Black River”, “Spettralia” is off to a strong start. Setanera doesn’t let up on the next two songs, “Spettralia” and “Lie” are instantly like-able. “Journey to the Freedom (Interlude)” is a beautifully played piece that only lasts about a minute and features only piano and the vocals of Valentina Bucci and leads us into the final number “Journey to the Freedom”, which brings “Spettralia” to a great bombastic conclusion. “Spettralia” by Setanera is a wonderful if all too short debut from this talented Italian band. Hopefully in 2011, we will get to hear a full-length from this excellent band. 

Rating – 90/100

 

Tracklist 

  1. Black River
  2. Spettralia (Edit)
  3. Lie
  4. Journey to the Freedom (Interlude)
  5. Journey to the Freedom

 

Line Up 

  • Valentina Bucci – Vocals
  • Alex Merola – Guitars
  • Marco Magistri – Keyboards & Synth
  • Matteo Twice – Bass
  • Maurilio Di Stefano – Drums

 

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