ETEREA - LEGEND - Reviewed By metalcrypt ! Check it out here at this link: http://www.metalcrypt.com/pages/review.php?revid=14701
Nightwish opened the doors for so many female-fronted, symphonic metal bands, the number is likely beyond count at this point. Italy's Eterea, made up of singers Monica Marozzi and Stefano Corradini and several guests, are yet another new face in that crowd. Their debut, titled Legend, is a good example of how to do this style right. They don't really sound like Nightwish per se, but they appear to have the same knack for combining simple, direct playing with some incredibly beautiful vocal melodies to come up with truly catchy songs. There are a few songs that are just OK, like "Calypso Lullaby," but more of them had me strumming the air guitar like "Waterland," "You Came Home," and my favorite, "The Last Dragon." This one has a "Deep Silent Complete" or "Nemo" feel in the way the guitars and vocal lines work together. I don't want to keep comparing Eterea to Nightwish, but I guess there are worse ways to compliment a band. Even the ballad "You Are My Angel" is beautifully written and played. Will Legend supplant Once or Oceanborn? Of course not, but it is a very good symphonic metal album that should appeal to Tarja-era Nightwish fans as well as other acts such as Xandria, Edenbridge, Delain, etc. metalcrypt
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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