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Stranger Vision: Poetica

Casalgrande formed Melodic Heavy Metal Quintet Stranger Vision venture forth with a tasteful consignment awakening each and every dimension with fourteen aspiring episodes, channelling alongside a variety of cameos from a number of renowned Power Metal acts to forge an uplifting rage of hunger and an emotional desire through their zealous debut effort Poetica.

Where can I even begin? Everything Poetica has to offer is just a sublime classification of a determined wave of a powerised type of Heavy Metal and it drives forward so forcefully in a way that one would not ever expect or even imagine to make their very first release as a combined musical unit notably special indeed.

Furthermore, hefty tracks like the magnificently composed Sabaton stylised ‘Gates of Tomorrow’ and the inspiring high spirited anthemic venture of the determined ‘Never Give Up’ satisfyingly works well with competence through all its ultimate splendour and it is escorted perfectly in a fine fitting way to commence a contemporary melodious opus with a championing matter of effect.

Without losing an ounce of integrity or any rising intensity, Stranger Vision constructs a faultless modelled ballad in the configuring motions of the emotionally alluring ‘Memories of You’, featuring the magnificent voice of Italian born vocalist Alessia Scolletti (Temperance/Alex Mele) to eassentialy add to the textural fragments next to Ivan Adami’s vocalised force; flawlessly dwelling within the sanguine layers of the honest vision set out by this elite for the song to adjoin amongst all its spiritual perspectives.

Further fragments arise in the sign of the uniquely constructed presentation of the impressive anthem ‘Rage’ that gracefully expresses the band’s purpose moving forward and this includes the outstanding talents of Alessandro Conti (Trick or Treat/Twilight Force/Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody) on guest vocal duties and also, the energising axeman Guido Benedetti (Trick or Treat); assembling this to be a moment of splendour through its performance and presentation for it to stand as an united alliance and a commanding outlet blazing on through.

Additionally, wider avenues taking a shape like a sharply formatted exhibition transposing the raw excerpt ‘Before the Law’, cleverly works well with a halo of awe and it remarkably contains the masterful special guest guitar performance from the infamous Zak Stevens (Savatage/Circle II Circle); that is suitably neighboured with the technical expertise and a significant quality that is inputted deep into the musical framework to confidentially raise Stranger Vison’s banner as high as possible.

All-inclusively, other honourable mentions from the Italian melody chasing brutes arrive in the purest manifestations of the glory searching phenomenon ‘Over and Over’, the superior mammoth fires of the transpiring episode that is ‘Human Change’, and the gripping hooks of the dominating chambers set inside the brilliant fire stormer ‘Soul Redemption’; holding this gracious effort to be a strong solidified contender for the Melodic Heavy Metal album of the year and for it to leave the audio spectators wanting more than they ever have wanted ever before from the Heavy Metal world.

Track list:

  1. Awakening Prelude
  2. Gates of Tomorrow
  3. Human Change
  4. Soul Redemption
  5. Never Give Up
  6. Memories of You
  7. The Dying Light
  8. Rage
  9. Over and Over
  10. Before the Law
  11. Wish
  12. Defying Gravity
  13. Hero of the New World
  14. Invictus
  15. Soul Redemption (Deep Version)

Added: April 7th 2021
Reviewer: James Mannion
Related Link: Band Website
Hits: 318
Language: english

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