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4 stars How come ony one review of this gem ?

Heilagmanoth is the first Dunwich album in almost 10 years (since Eternal Eclipse of the Frost in 1999). Claudio Nigris (Keyboards & guitars) is the only one remaining from the previous line-ups. It could have been sad that singer Katya Sanna had been replaced but new singer Francesca Elayne Naccarelli is very successful in letting us forget Katya. She is astonishing throught out the whole album. She has an impressive vocal technique along with sensibility and a total respect of what is a musical phrase. She won't try to over-do her parts. She only sings beautifuly (congratulations Francesca !) As a permanent musician, there also have very intelligent and skillful bass player : Roberto Fasciani.

Heilagmanoth is a concept album that might miss a little cohesion between tracks but, taken on their own, each and every tracks are pretty impressives. Listenig to the record, you will find lots of different moods, lots of choirs (mainly male), lots of horns, strings, flutes, and harps. You will find tracks more accoustic, other tracks more orchestral, other more gothics, etc..

Are there highlights on this album ? a would say that it seems to have only highlights ! La Casa dell'Alchimista is a very good first song (after a small intro) which gonna shows what will be the diversity of the album - with beautiful violins et flute at the end of the song. Tales from the Ninth Wave will (again) reveal the impressive singer who definitely sings with her heart. after this one, we already know that this album will be a very good one.

Then highlights are following others : Guardians of the Treshold begins with a combination of bass, oboe, violins, light percussions, accoustic guitar, and again this fabulous singer - it reminds me of a medival dance. Then listen to this choir in Escape from Innsmouth !... And, again, Francesca Elayne Naccarelli in Beowulf - heavy rock with orchestra and choir. Genius.

Will it stop ? No ! Just listen to The Flying Fear - another medieval dance (oh god ! what a singer, again).

La Lama il Ghiaccio e il Fuoco is the real finale where we can find all we have enjoyed on this grat album. It is an album that you need to stop everything and just listen to the music. Unless, you won't be able to catch the beauty of it all. Claudio Nigris has let lot of spotlights the all the musicians appearing on this.

a big (very big) 4 stars.

Thanks to you Claudio, Francesca, and Roberto.

Ultime | 4/5 |


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