Luca Turilli - Demonheart review
02. Prophet Of The Last Eclipse [edited version]
03. Rondeau In C Minor
04. Black Realms' Majesty
05. King Of The Nordic Twilight [edited version]
06. I'm Alive [Helloween cover]
I thought I'd love this. Thinking most stuff Rhapsody did is great, including Luca's soli, all of which I thought of as great, I was rather excited to hear Luca Turillis' solo project. This time I was disappointed, a lot. The epic elements in this album own major ass, that much I must admit. The choirs in Demonheart (song) are simply brilliant. That's about as far as it goes with positive points though. Further this opener isn't extremely bad either, the chrous and refrain might even have made my buy this EP if I had listened just to that. But luckily I didn't buy it.
After the more or less good opener we get a mix between very melodic electronical music and very average power metal. The vocals sound a bit compareable to Fabio Lione in style, but defnitely less operatic and a lot lot worse. The drumming is boring as hell and the solos sound extremely uninspired. The guitar solos show some technicality but not nearly enough to make up for the lacking "emotion" or "soul" in them. The keyboard solos sound more like house music then metal. And the keyboard solo "Rondeau In C Minor" only shows us why classical music is supposed to be played on a piano, and not a keyboard.
Apart from those in the first song the choruses sound extremely flat and lifeless. Some random folkelements try to make this EP more epical, and it does sound epic, to some extent. But for me personally the epicness can't make up for the electronical sounding sound and production. The music doesn't sound even a tiny bit catchy to me and the thought of singing "We are the kings of the nordic twilight" along with the vocalist send shivers down my spine. Speaking of the vocalist, to me it sounds like 70% of how his voice sounds can be credited to studio effects.
From an objective point of view Demonheart is mainly power metal with both symphonic and electronic elements. Dedicated fans of symphonic music can give this a shot, who knows, maybe that'll be enough for you because the symphonic parts are quite good. From a subjective point of view this album really turns me down though.
Sorry Luca, but in my opinion you should have stayed with only Rhapsody.
Highlights: chorus and refrain on the song Demonheart
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