ETEREA - LEGEND - Reviewed By allaroundmetal ! Check it out here at this link: https://www.allaroundmetal.com/component/content/article?id=10519:un-buon-debut-album-per-gli-eterea
Behind the name Eterea are the minds of Monica Marozzi, singer from Carpi (MO), lover of symphonic metal and Stefano Corradini from Mantua, who is also passionate about these sounds. Alongside them there was a good number of guest musicians (all Italian), which made it possible to create this debut album entitled "Legend", composed of ten tracks for just under 3/4 of an hour in total duration. . Even though it is a self-production, we find an almost perfect recording and also an undoubtedly pleasant artwork, a sign that the two singers have invested a lot of resources in the creation of this work and for this reason they deserve every respect. Musically we heard a very pleasant Symphonic Power, with some digressions into Folk (“Calypso lullaby”) and a certain amount of epic choruses (which can never be too many!); there is also space for lyrics in Italian ("Elation and glory" and "Oraion") which in this particular musical genre are undoubtedly very particular, as Rhapsody indicated a long time ago. As mentioned, on an instrumental level, the album is decidedly pleasant, convincing and appreciated listen after listen; what, however, didn't particularly enthuse me were the two voices: Marozzi's convinced me much more on the lower parts, while I didn't like it when it seeks the highest notes of the staff ("The last dragon" and especially "I wanna cry all my tears"), where it risks being cloying. Corradini's voice is undoubtedly valid, warm and expressive also in the lower parts (as in the beginning of the aforementioned "Oraion" or in "You are my angel"), while it didn't excite me when it seeks greater power, like if he tried to overdo it ("Waterland"). Sins of inexperience? Could be. Certainly, the two singers must try to make better use of the talents that Mother Nature has given them, also trying to compose the music in a way that best enhances their potential, avoiding passages that instead penalize them. Since this is a debut album, we are already at good levels, as mentioned, especially on an instrumental level, a sign that the songwriting is valid and that the compositional skills are of good quality; “Legend” is a good business card for Eterea, we will certainly hear more about them and I'm sure they will be able to do better than this, because there is no shortage of talent. allaroundmetal
Release Date: 17/03/2023
FFO: EPICA , NIGHTWISH , WITHIN TEMPTATION, KAMELOT
Monica Marozzi was born on March 22, in Carpi (Modena, Italy) and took private singing lessons for about 15 years. During this period of time Monica learned the best techniques mandatory to learn the correct use of voice. A passionate music lover, her favorite music genres are metal and the subgenre of symphonic metal that distinguishes movie soundtracks, together with orchestral sounds. After various experiences all over Italy, in 2021 Monica took part in the production of a German album by writing a text which features her vocal performance, in fact she oversaw both its composition and vocal part. Other famous American rock singers joined the album production as well. Stefano Corradini was born on February 20 in Mantova, Italy. His strong passion for singing sparked when he was only a child and as a teenager he performed with different local bands. Stefano has an innate attraction and talent for metal music, which is also his favorite music genre. After various musical experiences, in 2018 the duo was contacted by Giacomo Voli – a famous metal singer member of the band Rhapsody of Fire – with a proposal for a choir performance. Coming to the present days, as a composer of vocal music, Monica studied her vocal melodies in detail as well as Stefano’s ones in order to reach unique choirs featured by the intersection of ethereal musical dimensions and their harmonization. This is how they launched their project named Eterea. One of their pieces was produced in partnership with Giacomo Voli, who oversaw the song writing and musical composition and also joined the choir. Gabriele Boschi was the orchestral arranger. The song Calypso Lullaby is dedicated to the movie Pirates of the Caribbean and was mastered by Alessandro Del Vecchio of Frontiers Master & Mastering. Two more pieces were produced in partnership with Gabriele Boschi, violinist and composer of the band Winterage, joined by bandmate and guitarist Gianmarco Bambini. Monica and Stefano were the voice of the song and wrote the lyrics. The music genre of this piece is power metal and the song is dedicated to the movies Stargate and Ragnorok. Six other pieces were produced in partnership with composer Davide Scuteri, currently working for record label Rockshots Records. These pieces are featured by guitarist Michele Vioni (Dott. Viossy) and were mastered by Roberto Priori, recording studio in Bologna – Italy , You came home mix and master by Simone Mularoni - Domination Studio.
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