Thursday, March 14, 2013

CD Review: Heavatar--Opus 1: All My Kingdoms Releases March 12, 2013(Napalm Records)

So imagine of you will a Hard Rock/Heavy Metal band that incorporates classical music into each and every song on their album, what do you get?
An album that I cannot stop playing -seriously have played it about 20 times already--I am amazed at how well this all plays out what an incredible amount of talent that put all this together.

Song Titles:
Replica(Johann Sebastion Bach-Tocotta & Fuge in D Minor)

Abracadabra(Ludwig Van Beethoven-Fur Elise)

Long Way Home(Georges Bizet-L'arlsienne)

Born To Fly(Johann Sebastion Bach-Prelude in D-Minor)

Luna, Luna(Ludwig van Beethoven:
(Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor) 

The Look Above(Ludwig van Beethoven:
Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92)

To The Metal(Blind Guardian, Metallica,
Manowar and the Metal)
This is a masterfully crafted album and as a drummer I am thrilled by the skills of this band, each song is a an absolute joy to listen.
That being said I am not fond of  To The Metal the one song that is a tribute to metal-this is one that does not fit on this album.

How they use the struture of the melody from these classic pieces of work and then start their own melodies with the song often going back to the theme they started with.

This is one for the band to be really proud of -this is the first album for this band:

From their Facebook Bio:

HEAVATAR is a classical inspired, German Power Metal project founded by Van Canto Mastermind Stefan Schmidt, feat. Jörg Michael, Sebastian Scharf, David Vogt and some very cool classical composers.

Thank you for reading this 
Anthony Nadeau

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