Van Canto - Hero

8.1 | 85 votes |
Release date: 26 September 2008
Style: Power metal, A Cappella


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Disc I [CD]
01. Speed Of Light
02. Kings Of Metal [Manowar cover]
03. Pathfinder
04. Wishmaster [Nightwish cover]
05. The Bard's Song - In The Forest [Blind Guardian cover]
06. Quest For Roar
07. Stormbringer [Deep Purple cover]
08. Take To The Sky
09. Fear Of The Dark [Iron Maiden cover]
10. Hero
11. Carry On [Angra cover] [2009 re-release bonus]
+ Kings Of Metal [Manowar cover] [video] [2009 re-release bonus]
+ Speed Of Light [video] [2009 re-release bonus]
+ Wishmaster [Nightwish cover] [video] [2009 re-release bonus]

Disc II [DVD]
01. The Mission [video]
02. Battery [Metallica cover] [video]
03. Making Of "Battery"
04. Speed Of Light [video]
05. Making Of "Speed Of Light"
06. Rain [video]
07. Brazil [video]
08. Studio Report
09. Track By Track
10. Photo Gallery

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So much can be said about Van Canto's second album; it was an album that was their big break in the metal world. Of course, in order to do that, some changes from the first album (which was a nice effort but not nearly as good as Hero) were required. The biggest improvement is the production - their voices are mixed very nicely and sound much more like actual instruments, unlike on the first album, which has pretty much a demo recording quality, so half the stuff got blurry. That allows the clever arrangements to really shine. But that is not the only change.

published 14.06.2011 | Comments (3)

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15.12.2011 - 16:42
Rating: 7
The Norseman
Curious... it seams this is the highest voted van canto's album but it's my less favorite of their first three albums.
18.01.2014 - 14:12
Lord Dimitriy
Frankly speaking, I don't like their vocal covers
26.05.2016 - 14:32
Rating: 6
Too many covers sounding like the original songs IMO, the only difference with "Fear of the Dark".
The guitar is my sword, I'll fight 'til I die /../

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