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Illuminata

2012-01-03
Titel / Title A World So Cold 
Label Twilight Zone Records 
Web www.illuminata.at
 
Gesamtspielzeit
Total run time
58:12  
Vö/Releasebereits erschienen / already released 

Symphonic Metal is the style that the six members of Illuminata pursue on their debut-album 'A World So Cold'. When I try to describe my first impression as "Lord Of The Rings meets Musical meets Nightwish/Tarja-era", I might even hit the bull’s eye. The sextet from Graz endeavours to mingle heavy guitars with energetic orchestra, in the style of epic blockbusters. Two female voices - one with a rougher touch that reminds me a bit of Zed Yago´s Jutta Weinhold - dominate the sound, only occasionally you also hear male growls. The musical spectrum covers epic Symphonic Rock with a touch of Pop, "Power Ballads" (The World Collector) to some Speed-Metal (Dead Warden Dreamer), but it´s occasionally getting a bit too much for my taste. "End My Agony" for example is not so easy to access due to a more complex structure, and there´s a deluge of orchestra-moods and instrumental voices that the vocal part almost drowns in it. Did the band want too much at the same time? A pity, because tracks like A Frame Of Beauty or Endless show their abilities to put in a great groove and fit all elements nicely together.

Therefore I still have mixed feelings about this album, but everybody who is rather missing the "old" Nightwish, has definitely found a nice "substitute drug" here.

Line-up:
Joanna – vocals
Katarzyna – vocals, flute
Sabrina – keyboard, vocals
Luki – guitar
Christoph – bass
Tom – drums

Tracklist:
1. Ashes Of Times
2. Cold Hands Warm Hearts
3. End My Agony
4. Silent Poet
5. The Divine Puppet
6. The World Collector
7. Dead Warden Dreamer
8. A Frame Of Beauty
9. Endless
10. Lost In Picturesque
11. Metamorphobia II


Klaudia Weber


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