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Chaos Magic (featuring Caterina Nix and Timo Tolkki): Chaos Magic

One of the people in this venture needs no introduction and one is a new name so let's fill in the gaps shall we? Caterina Nix (born Caterina Torrealba in Santiago, Chile) is a newcomer who was signed by Frontiers to head the Chaos Magic project in collaboration with famed guitarist, songwriter and producer Timo Tolkki (former Stratovarius composer and guitarist), who wrote and produced the album for her. She has previously appeared on Tolkki's Avalon's second album, entitled Angels of the Apocalypse where she shared lead vocals on songs with names such as Simone Simons (Epica), Elize Ryd (Amaranthe) and Floor Jansen (Nightwish.)

The problem which faces Chaos Magic is that it is in quite a crowded marketplace just look at the female-fronted bands represented in the paragraph above, add in Within Temptation, Xandria, Stream of Passion etc and Chaos Magic need something special to make them stand out from the pack. It's entirely debateable as to whether this is the case but Ms Nix is an excellent singer moving confidently between the more operatic tunes to the more rocking songs. The best song is the very-much-like-Within-Temptation "One Drop of Blood" which has definite hit potential. Given Frontiers' recent chart success there's no reason why Chaos Magic shouldn't become more of a band than a project. Perhaps there could be a touch more originality next time but this will do for now.

Track Listing:
01. I'm Alive
02. Dangerous Game
03. One Drop Of Blood
04. Seraphim
05. From The Stars
06. A Little Too Late
07. Passionflow
08. Dead Memories
09. Please Don't Tell Me
10. Right Now
11. The Point Of No Return

Added: July 14th 2015
Reviewer: Simon Bray
Related Link: Artist Facebook Page
Hits: 1642
Language: english

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