Heavenly - Carpe Diem


8.2 | 147 votes |
Release date: 18 December 2009
Style: Power metal

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01. Carpe Diem
02. Lost In Your Eyes
03. Farewell
04. Full Moon
05. A Better Me
06. Ashen Paradise
07. The Face Of Truth
08. Ode To Joy
09. Save Our Souls
10. Playtime [Japanese bonus]

Fifth album from these French power metallers. Not only is this album cheesy as hell, it has a ton of Queen influence on it. This is basically a power metal version of Queen. You'll need your cheese shields for this one, if not for the music then the cover!

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13.01.2010 - 11:38
Shadowcross
The Summoner
Is it any good?
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15.01.2010 - 01:23
Baz Anderson
Yes, quite. Different from the last. Less traditional power, more Queen-influence.
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15.01.2010 - 10:52
K†ulu
Seeker of Truth
I listened to it once a few weeks ago, and my first thoughts were "it's much better than I expected." I really hate the cover though. I am not sure if I am going to listen to this one any time soon.
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Savor what you feel and what you see
Things that may not seem important now
But may be tomorrow

R.I.P. Chuck Schuldiner

Satan was a Backstreet Boy
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15.01.2010 - 16:06
Rating: 10
Zenzero
Zenzero
Yes.... if queen did power metal they did it in this way i think!!!!
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Things will be ok in the end!
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15.01.2010 - 16:24
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Zenzero on 15.01.2010 at 16:06

Yes.... if queen did power metal they did it in this way i think!!!!




But seriously... Heavenly wouldn't even be allowed within a ten-mile radius of QUeen.
Sorry, but putting a band as generic as Heavenly on almost the same level as Queen is one of the biggest crimes ever on a music forum imo.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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15.01.2010 - 18:07
Baz Anderson
To say a band has influence from another band is not to say that the quality of music is as good as. Of course Queen are several levels above Heavenly.
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15.01.2010 - 21:44
Rating: 10
Zenzero
Zenzero
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 15.01.2010 at 16:24

Written by Zenzero on 15.01.2010 at 16:06

Yes.... if queen did power metal they did it in this way i think!!!!




But seriously... Heavenly wouldn't even be allowed within a ten-mile radius of QUeen.
Sorry, but putting a band as generic as Heavenly on almost the same level as Queen is one of the biggest crimes ever on a music forum imo.


did you listen to the album??
and... did i tell that heavenly are better than queen??

no, i simply said that the first band i thought listening the album carpe diem is queen!!
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Things will be ok in the end!
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24.01.2010 - 18:33
Rating: 9
ArriettyNoka
I can't believe the hate that so many people of this page maintained against the Power.

Everyone likes different things, and nobody has the right to criticize without reason.

I love Heavenly an I love Queen, and I thing they are two different and fabulous bands!
Each has its merits and styles, and it's not bad that Carpe Diem has influences of Queen.

Great musicians shine by themselves.

- Lukaresa -
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28.01.2010 - 19:47
Rating: 8
JÄY
Metal slave
This is my favorite heavenly album because it seems like they have finally come into their own, plus the album is so diversified
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02.02.2010 - 02:24
Rating: 9
Lord Darkness
It's indeed a really nice album, somewhat different from the previous ones, but keeping their identity.

Lol @ the Power Metal Queen idea...

I just dislike the idea of those heavy guitar riffs on track #1 and #6, it'd be much better without them, but whatever.
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I can see what you see not. Vision milky then eyes rot.
When you turn they will be gone, whispering their hidden song.
Then you see what cannot be, shadows move where light should be.
Out of darkness, out of mind, cast down into the Halls of the Blind.
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08.02.2010 - 11:52
annodomini
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 15.01.2010 at 16:24

Written by Zenzero on 15.01.2010 at 16:06

Yes.... if queen did power metal they did it in this way i think!!!!




But seriously... Heavenly wouldn't even be allowed within a ten-mile radius of QUeen.
Sorry, but putting a band as generic as Heavenly on almost the same level as Queen is one of the biggest crimes ever on a music forum imo.


I believe Marcel you are Judging almost every new melodic metal album, except Doom, cause you from the old metal generation, and the new generation just love, catchy melodies and modern sound, and sees nothing bad, if some band takes influences from such masters as Queen.

Ps.: This was friendly, not offensive post
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there is nothing left to die for...
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13.02.2010 - 08:18
Rating: 6
Paradox0
Unasuming Madnes
I havn;t even finished listening to this album, but I must Agree that this sounds like if Queen did power metal. To the Freddy Mercury like vocals, to the guitars sounding very similar to Brian May's Red Special, to even some of the songs sounding very much to bohemian Rhapsody. Heck, the lyrics too have a certain Queen-esque fashion to them (sadly nothign as good as killer Queen). The disappointment is that it sounds almost like a rip-off. I consider myself a Queen fan (which is strange because I only hold one album in high esteem), but theirs just a certain rip-offish quality to this music i just can't shake. OPutsiude of "save our Souls" and "Ashen Paradise", the album is just kind of balndm and its those songs alone which I suppose redeem it. 6/10
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22.02.2010 - 18:20
Rating: 9
MeTalRea|istiK
Awesome..agree when u say this is like queen play metal song..totally agree..fav track:ode to joy,ashen paradise,fullmoon,carpe diem,a better me,farewell,lost in your eyes,the face of truth,save our souls..omg..i list all track in this album..hahahaha
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11.03.2010 - 16:05
Irinel
A very goog album !
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18.03.2010 - 12:27
BudDa
Check out the the vid off their virus album. I do remember this band now. the singer has a french english accent that is really difficult to ignore and at some points annoys me to no end. the music is good though. Will check out Carpe Diem when I get the chance..
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Freeze! Step away from the hubris.
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18.06.2010 - 05:22
Rating: 10
mtparpinelli
Perfect Album.
Ode to Joy is the greateast power metal songs ever....
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20.10.2010 - 15:29
Rating: 9
Luneth
Brilliant vocals on this album, Ode to Joy, A better me and Full Moon are just quality.
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Evil? I am not Malevolent, I simply am!
Apocalypse, X-Men
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06.08.2011 - 20:47
Mountain King
K i K o
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 15.01.2010 at 16:24

Written by Zenzero on 15.01.2010 at 16:06

Yes.... if queen did power metal they did it in this way i think!!!!




But seriously... Heavenly wouldn't even be allowed within a ten-mile radius of QUeen.
Sorry, but putting a band as generic as Heavenly on almost the same level as Queen is one of the biggest crimes ever on a music forum imo.


Queen were very advanced for their time (Mainly in the late 70's) but to play a heavenly song is harder on all instruments and vocals than any Queen song. Fact...
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07.10.2011 - 22:08
Rating: 7
The Norseman
Good album. Nothing more.

Note: Funny, I also noted some Queen's influence in this one.
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24.06.2012 - 14:12
Rating: 10
LeSiS
Yes, they did it!! They did another incredible album as ever, and this time with an amazing new influences like Queen, and I don't know how but these converge in harmony in a perfect power metal.

I love this band.
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20.11.2012 - 01:29
Spacerunner
This album just somehow makes me happy every time I listen to it.
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23.08.2015 - 17:31
Rating: 4
TrueMetalJope
What to say about this album? To put it short: it sucks on all kinds of aspects. Though, I probably wouldn't go so low with the rating if it wasn't for that pathetic cover. This is a music album not a softcore lesbian porn movie, there's a thousand-and-a-one other ways "to go yolo" with the cover
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The guitar is my sword, I'll fight 'til I die /../
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