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ONE SMALL VOICE

Heir Apparent

 

Progressive Metal

4.02 | 9 ratings

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Ovidiu
4 stars Well,I cannot imagine how this hystorical album doesn't have any review here?!?!Something really unexplainable and unbelieveble!In my humble opinion,this album has the importnce of a TRANSCENDENCE-CRIMSON GLORY,or NO EXIT of FATES WARNING!Yes,this album was released in the same period of time and it was considered a real imporant album in prog metal!It's a solid release and we have a sensational vocalist called STEVE BENITO,a true good voice in a low register and a keyboard player named MICHAEL JACKSON?!?!?! Funny,isn't it?JUST IMAGINE,the opening track is a very inspired song and has a serious impact on any listener which is expecting some old school prog metal 100 % American! Crunchy guitars,good keyboards playing ,in your face vocals and one impressive voice ! I repeat,HEIR APPARENT was seriously influenced by FATES WARNING and CRIMSON GLORY but this album has many excellent songs and especially the slow ones are putting in evidence the good vocalist!ONE SMALL VOICE ,the title track starts with a slow and calm intro and grows in intensity in the second part,being really dramatic in the end!The very inspired version of the SIMON AND GARFUNKEL-SOUND OF SILENCE hit proves that sometimes classical pop songs are getting new clothes in a modern interpretation and definitelly here Benito's vocals shine literally!This lbum was,unfortunatelly the last one for a band that at the time when realised this album was a very promissing and talented one,but didn't resist on the market! HEIR APPARENT was a band made of some competent musicians and Terry Gorle especially ,the guitar player, was really excellent!It's a shame ,but the 2 albums released are timeless and gave the feeling of nostalgia of some romantic and naive moments when music were made for passion for music,not to prove something from the technical point of view ,who is the fastest player ,who is the most technical or having other goal!sThey were lucky enough to have a serious label behind,but maybee the expectations were too big and the sales dissapointing...who knows?Strongly recommended for prog metal nostalgics of the '80's! 4 STARS for a memorable and,shameful underrated good album !
Ovidiu | 4/5 |

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