Asimismo, Victor Smolski ha conseguido dar vida a una obra que disfruta tirando por lo alto, gozando del cielo que regala el espectáculo, siempre con una calidad sonora apabullante, sin exagerar, Tsar fue una de las más grandes y dantescas producciones de 2016, pudiendo escuchar, literalmente, todo al unísono, desde un clavicordio danzando tras la estela de un violín enrevesado en las querellas de la guitarra hasta un bajo que carga de gravedad la íntegra atmósfera en la que la orquesta toma un papel tan importante como calculado y mediado. Luego vendría el bajón al escucharles y el subidón posterior tras madurar las canciones para quedar en un punto intermedio. From the warlike nomadic horsemen in the steppes of Russia, to the tsardom, Ivan the Terrible, warlike Cossacks who dominate the Tatar, the siege of Constantinople and the Mongol invasion are stories about battles, wars, intrigue, conquest, terror, power and love that can be heard vocally using the different styles of the singer's voices. It's adventurous, exciting, driving and dramatic, with lyrical preoccupations covering such historical characters and events as Ivan The Terrible, the Cossacks, the siege of Constantinople and the Mongol invasion. Wagner es la de ser un líder con buen ojo para catar músicos y el ser flexible a la hora de adaptar el carácter de Rage a su plantel. Reign of Madness 06:31 9.
Es una lástima porque hay bastantes detalles que se podrían haber pulido y habría quedado fantástico, como el exceso de duración y repetición de esquemas en un par de canciones o algún estribillo metido con calzador. . It has easily the strongest set of elements the album can offer and is at the same time, fast, heavy and emotional. Iron Maiden, Steven Tyler and Steelhouse Festival 2018! Almanac es el nombre del proyecto al que señor Smolski dio luz tras abandonar Rage, una promesa de Power Metal Sinfónico disparada con la premisa de llegar bien alto. After a short period of time promoting the band, the guitar virtuoso and his company released the album Tsar, a conceptual album that tells the story of Ivan the Terrible from birth to death.
Hands Are Tied 05:48 5. David Readman Pink Cream 69 and Andy B. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our. If you're a fan of the genre, the mighty title track will draw you in — and the grandeur of 'Self-Blinded Eyes' will take you higher. Otro lado es el de Nevermore, que, aunque agraden su sonido y su propuesta, ya suena a mucho de lo escuchado previamente, faltándole algo más de chispa y un estribillo de mayor proyección, o qué decir de Reign of Madness, una efectiva mescolanza entre medio tiempo y semi-balada con Jeannette Marchewka al frente de la movida en dueto con Readman, canción oscura pero también más vacía en algunos tramos y con menos chicha en tantos otros. I'm being this critical because I know what Viktor Smolski is capable of, and he can do so much better.
This is a quite incredible album of heaviness meets classical but with enough hooks to grace a Hellraiser film! In the most core instances, earth, wind, fire and water can be used to describe the macrocosm that is a Metal band. The production also features the Orchestra Barcelona Filharmonia, performing all the symphonic parts of the work. The album is crafted to be a rock opera and features every single element used by the axeman throughout his career, from his characteristic tapping and distortion techniques to pompous orchestrated moments. Pues casan a la perfección y encima con el aliciente de Smolski. Will the music film return. Nevertheless, this album has some flaws and can look flat at times when you take in consideration that its creator is no less than a musical genius. Besides that, the tune has a highly accessible musical construction and is very, very melodic; no wonder this was chosen to be the single to promote the album.
Tsar has strong lyrics, good songwriting, crystal-clear production, and is definitely the product of honest inspiration, but it comes up short by a mile from being a great effort. No será una obra maestra pero lo dicho, un auténtica gozada, oiga. Victor Smolski himself was responsible for the production of the record. In this first output arranged by the Belarusian guitar master, Almanac already made a lot of noise in the metal scene with a potent statement. With Rage, Victor Smolski proved what a hugely talented musician he was. Simple y llanamente, estamos ante una gozada sonora, y, encima, con grandes canciones para dar y regalar. Then 2015 came and, due to musical differences, Smolski and Peavy parted ways, making a lot of followers orphans to a lineup that — along with Mike Terrana, and later on with Andre Hilgers — was arguably considered to be the best Rage ever had my opinion is that the best Rage lineup was with Manni Schmidt and Chris Efthimiadis , leaving me wondering if the guy would finally take a break from years of working non-stop.
A mi me gustó bastante Hands Are Tied y No More Shadows si no fuera tan larga. Not much time after his break-up with Peavy, Smolski rolled up his sleeves again and formed Almanac, a symphonic metal act featuring no less than Andy B. Llegaría el día, por supuesto, de tener que pasar página, y Victor Smolski y el batería Mike André Hilgers, en el año 2015, se despedirían de Peavy y de Rage para seguir su propio camino. The song is one of the emotional bits of the story, and displays the best lyric construction of the entire experience. Espero que nos sorprendan con el resto del material, confío en ellos. The song is one of the emotional bits of the story, and displays the best lyric construction of the entire experience.
Push the pedal to the metal! Poco falta para que salga el segundo, ganas hay de escucharlo, pero, por lo que pude notar en su adelanto, parecen bajar un poquillo el nivel. Not much time after his break-up with Rage, Viktor Smolski rolled up his sleeves and formed Almanac, a Symphonic Metal act featuring Andy B. I'm serious; this will stick in your brain like bubblegum sticks to hair. I hope 2017 treats you all well. Himno de escándalo, se mire como se mire. A lover of basketball, soccer and burgers.
Dejemos, antes que nada, claro que Tsar no entiende de canciones malas o meramente flojas, para nada, de eso no encontraremos nada en el presente tracklist. Smolski's divergent shredding seems to take you through an anthological recital of guitar creeds; as his input ranges from the blitz of philosophical neoclassical runs, to earthy grains of bluesy licks and punctuation of industrial-strength riffs. Avantasia, please move aside because Almanac are here to take your crown. Relying on otherworldly guitar proficiency and a very special musical background, Smolski quickly made his mark by allying classical music elements to his virtuosity and showcased it with acts such as Lingua Mortis Orchestra, one-time project Nuclear Blast All-Stars, and even Rage, inserting his personality into a band that was and still is known to be musically centered around its creator. Reconozco además que en lo personal esa combi de géneros me mola.
On one level it makes it a real Boys Own tour-de-force though those who wish to delve deeper will doubtless find modern parallels in the themes of intrigue, conquest, terror, power and of course love. His encyclopaedic performance channels virtuosos from all schools and takes pages from the books of professors Vinnie Moore, John 5 and Zakk Wylde - a very impressive player. Franck Brainstorm, ex-Symphorce and David Readman Voodoo Circle, Missa Mercuria, Pink Cream 69, Adagio and many others on vocals, Jeannette Marchewka vocals, former bandmate of Viktor's on Lingua Mortis Orchestra , Armin Alic bass , Michael Kolar drums , and Enric Garcia keyboards. He was with Rage for fifteen years and in that time released ten albums with the band and I always thought that they were some of the strongest that Rage had released. Relying on competent musicians who know what to do and when to do it, the album has high quality and deserves a spot in your collection, especially if you enjoy symphonic and pompous displays of metal. In this first output arranged by the Belarusian guitar master, Almanac already made a lot of noise in the metal scene with a potent statement.