Unisonic - Unisonic


7.8 | 160 votes |
Release date: 21 March 2012
Style: Melodic power metal, Hard rock

Owners:

139 have it
9 want it


01. Unisonic
02. Souls Alive
03. Never Too Late
04. I've Tried
05. Star Rider
06. Never Change Me
07. Over The Rainbow [Limited edition bonus]
08. The Morning After [Japanese edition bonus]
09. Renegade
10. My Sanctuary
11. King For A Day
12. We Rise
13. No One Ever Sees Me
14. I Want Out [U.S. bonus] [live] [Helloween cover]

Line-up
Michael Kiske - vocals
Kai Hansen - guitars, backing vocals
Mandy Meyer - guitars
Kosta Zafiriou - drums
Dennis Ward - bass, backing vocals

Guest musicians
Günter Werno - keyboards

Additional info
Recorded at ICP Studios, Brussels, Belgium, HOFA Studios, Karlsdorf, Germany and Hammer Studios, Hamburg, Germany
Mastered by at Sterling Sound, New York

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Comments: 28   Visited by: 422 users
24.01.2012 - 07:36
DragonSavior X10

Posts: 111
From: USA

Cannot get here soon enough. Massive hype.
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24.01.2012 - 12:15
Rating: 9
The Shape 1973

Posts: 3476


Title track sounds amazing. Kiske has still got that Power metal voice, even if he doesn't like it.
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09.02.2012 - 12:14
Rating: 8
Zender 1.8
Indestructible

Posts: 104
From: Syria

I waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaant it
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22.03.2012 - 22:18
Rating: 7
Metal Invader

Posts: 322
From: Croatia

Weiki you can breathe more easily!!:P this album is ok..2-3 very good songs but nothing more..Helloween still rules!:)
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24.03.2012 - 12:08
Rating: 8
mandrake88

Posts: 41
From: Serbia
Written by Metal Invader on 22.03.2012 at 22:18

Weiki you can breathe more easily!!:P this album is ok..2-3 very good songs but nothing more..Helloween still rules!:)

well... if you don't consider Deris's live vocal performances, then yeah.... it still rules
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25.03.2012 - 21:56
Rating: 7
Metal Invader

Posts: 322
From: Croatia

Written by mandrake88 on 24.03.2012 at 12:08

Written by Metal Invader on 22.03.2012 at 22:18

Weiki you can breathe more easily!!:P this album is ok..2-3 very good songs but nothing more..Helloween still rules!:)

well... if you don't consider Deris's live vocal performances, then yeah.... it still rules

yea i know that Deris have problems with songs from "Kiske era" but this is understandable because Deris does not have such a range of voice..
Im not defending him but overall imo his live vocal performance is more than good..:)
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26.03.2012 - 00:29
Rating: 8
mandrake88

Posts: 41
From: Serbia
Written by Metal Invader on 25.03.2012 at 21:56

Written by mandrake88 on 24.03.2012 at 12:08

Written by Metal Invader on 22.03.2012 at 22:18

Weiki you can breathe more easily!!:P this album is ok..2-3 very good songs but nothing more..Helloween still rules!:)

well... if you don't consider Deris's live vocal performances, then yeah.... it still rules

yea i know that Deris have problems with songs from "Kiske era" but this is understandable because Deris does not have such a range of voice..
Im not defending him but overall imo his live vocal performance is more than good..:)

indeed mate.... he's got a unique voice, hard'n'heavy stuff and screams.... i adored what he did in Pink Cream 69. He proved once again in Helloween too, but only in songs from "Deris era"... he performs very well on stage, also now, regarding his songs, so unfortunately i can't say that for Kiske songs
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04.04.2012 - 10:29
Rating: 8
Zender 1.8
Indestructible

Posts: 104
From: Syria

More than awesome...the HELLOWEEN's old Era is back with the song (UNISONIC)
i'm full with happiness))))))))))
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04.04.2012 - 16:55
Rating: 6
JÄY
Metal slave

Posts: 1463
From: USA

Not much metal
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04.04.2012 - 17:26
Rating: 7
R'Vannith
ghedengi

Posts: 3099
From: Australia

Written by JÄY on 04.04.2012 at 16:55

Not much metal


Not much pizazz either
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05.04.2012 - 01:17
Rating: 7
Metal Invader

Posts: 322
From: Croatia

Written by Zender 1.8 on 04.04.2012 at 10:29

More than awesome...the HELLOWEEN's old Era is back with the song (UNISONIC)
i'm full with happiness))))))))))

Imo Unisonic song is more new Gamma Ray era not old Helloween..even song riff is similar to GRs Into The Storm song..
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05.04.2012 - 04:08
Rating: 6
Ag Fox
Angel No More

Posts: 4721
From: Hong Kong

Written by JÄY on 04.04.2012 at 16:55

Not much metal
is it more hard rock then? (I haven't heard the album yet)
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05.04.2012 - 14:25
Rating: 5
Druss

Posts: 228
From: Ireland

I wouldn't go so far as to call this hard rock, more like glam metal for me at times.....Kiske's vocals are mediocre, instruments never seem to stretch for me....cringeworthy in my opinion, I'm disappointed
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05.04.2012 - 16:48
Rating: 6
JÄY
Metal slave

Posts: 1463
From: USA

Written by Ag Fox on 05.04.2012 at 04:08

Written by JÄY on 04.04.2012 at 16:55

Not much metal
is it more hard rock then? (I haven't heard the album yet)

Yeah, it's rock... the tittle track is the most metal thing on there
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07.04.2012 - 22:09
Rating: 9
The Shape 1973

Posts: 3476


Dull, dull, dull. I thought Kai Hansen was on this. Doesn't seem like anyone is playing the guitar. Maybe some old chap in a woolly cardigan with an acoustic and a dog by the fire, in a rocking chair, with a pipe and a packet of Wurther's original, smelling a bit like wee, wearing tartan slippers.
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10.04.2012 - 10:55
Rating: 9
The Shape 1973

Posts: 3476


Written by The Shape 1973 on 07.04.2012 at 22:09

Dull, dull, dull. I thought Kai Hansen was on this. Doesn't seem like anyone is playing the guitar. Maybe some old chap in a woolly cardigan with an acoustic and a dog by the fire, in a rocking chair, with a pipe and a packet of Wurther's original, smelling a bit like wee, wearing tartan slippers.

I have been a bit harsh. After further listens its not as bad as I first thought. Not the Helloween power metal that everyone was expecting. If you listen to it as hard rock then its quite good.

Highlights being the title track, Souls Alive and My Sanctuary. Had hoped for more mental guitars though, especially as Kai wrote a lot of the songs.

I will never give a CD its first listen in the car again. My car stereo is factory fit and doesn't sound that great. As soon as I put it on my home system it sounded completely different.
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10.04.2012 - 20:52
alex t

Posts: 20
From: Serbia
Before I listened to it I thought it would sound like Helloween with Kiske and Hansen. Then I was a little bit disappointed. It sounds like previous works of Michael Kiske - Place Vendome and Supared. The song that opens album is heavy/power and very good one. The rest of songs are hard rock. Not so bad but I expected more. If you liked Place Vendome albums you will like Unisonic too.
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11.04.2012 - 05:22
Rating: 7
Jomsviking

Posts: 162
From: Canada

Not bad, but I was hoping for some stuff to be a little heavier. Would've been a bit better if Kai sang as well.
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25.05.2012 - 05:53
DragonSavior X10

Posts: 111
From: USA

Not a bad start at all. It is definitely part hard rock. It is Kiske's band after all. But there is plenty of Helloween still in these guys. I can't wait to see where they go with this band.
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04.06.2012 - 03:35
Rating: 7
Melánicol..l

Posts: 7
From: El Salvador

I think this a good album for a band that it just started, even if 2 of the line up are power fathers and the other 3 are really good musicians, but all the record just feel boring after hearing the title track, i mean i just feel like a heard all the album in the first track, i'll wait and maybe we'll see an in your face album sometime.
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18.06.2012 - 03:45
Rating: 5
Wraith000

Posts: 128
From: Pakistan

Don't mean to spread no hate ...
but only liked the title track ...
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26.06.2012 - 19:17
Nemo Atkins

Posts: 257
From: UK
This is a good album, but, yeah, as most people have said, if you go in expecting power metal a la Keeper of the Seven Keys, you're gonna be horribly disappointed. My favourite tracks are Unisonic (I actually nearly did a happy dance when I heard it for the first time), Renegade (really catchy chorus, rest is a bit meh to me) and My Sanctuary (awesome song all around).
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30.09.2012 - 07:53
LeChron James
Helvetesfossen

Posts: 3531
From: USA

Never Too Late sorta sounds like the Time To Break Free song Kiske did with Gamma Ray way back when. sorta.
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30.09.2012 - 09:10
Rating: 5
enumaelis

Posts: 264
From: Spain

Written by LeChron James on 30.09.2012 at 07:53

Never Too Late sorta sounds like the Time To Break Free song Kiske did with Gamma Ray way back when. sorta.

reminded me also to Heaven Can Wait
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30.09.2012 - 23:54
Rating: 6
JÄY
Metal slave

Posts: 1463
From: USA

On the first song your ipod looks like this:

Unisonic
Unisonic
Unisonic
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01.10.2012 - 01:13
Rating: 9
The Shape 1973

Posts: 3476


Written by JÄY on 30.09.2012 at 23:54

On the first song your ipod looks like this:

Unisonic
Unisonic
Unisonic

It does. Then you have a picture of the album cover as well. You'll never guess what it says on that too.
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04.10.2012 - 23:50
Rating: 9
Mehdi Taba
Mehdi Taba

Posts: 389
From: Iran

This album is very great, Heavy hard-rock melodic power metal, ummmm .
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27.10.2012 - 00:22
Rating: 3
gnirpz

Posts: 53
From: Canada
Aaark! That's shit. Kai, go back to your buisness and... Kiske? who Kiske?
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