Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Adiastasia-Life war (re-issue)


This album from Brazil's christian power metal act Adiastasia was originally released in 2006, but this re-release has the album getting re-mixed, remastered and it receives new artwork. The whole feel of the album is that it's deeply embedded in the European style of power metal ala Helloween, Gamma Ray and Stratovarius to name a few. Although as a whole "Life War" sounds like it could have been done around the mid-late 1990's. It's very up-tempo for the most part and fairly long as it clocks in just under an hour. Although they do a decent job of keeping the pace going and it never feels long. As with this style the melodies are plentiful and featured quite prominently in many of the songs. The band masters those for the most part. I also liked that the keyboards really complimented their sound without overriding the power of the songs. It took me a little while to warm up to the album as the intro "Guerra Della Vita” is slightly dull. Then “Father Of Light” came on and I immediately disliked the tin sounding drums and the vocals were low in the mix, but after that the album picks up. The vocals are not quite as varied as the work of some of the bigger names in this genre, but they do the job well enough. It's above average power metal with enough hooks to be interesting, but nothing new or spectacular. Fans of the style should find enough here to enjoy.

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Blogger Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

terrific artwork, rivaling even March of the Saint

3:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This Band was amazing!!

This vocalist is one of the best I ever heared

And I know he is one of a kind, he will show up his talent soon!!

8:53 PM  

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