Fabio Lione - Vocals
Olaf Thorsen - Guitars
Alessandro Bissa -Drums
VISION DIVINE: "9
Degrees west of the Moon" vision
review by Salvo "Lovedeath" Russo____
Obscure and magniloquent.
new Vision Divine is characterized by the return of the singer Fabio Lione, who
takes the place of Michele Luppi that has been the protagonist of the latest two
Degrees West Of The Moon" is a very good work with great
attitude in which Olaf shows the capability to compose interesting tracks
full of pathos and technique in which all band mates can show their amazing
keyboards of Alessio Lucatti are perfect and put the proper electronic approach
in the right parts…and also the atmosphere where the key must give the ambient
of the song….
band has worked in particular in the progressive aspect that is very important
in this album…
melodies are almost all agreeable…melodic and obscure…powerful and
singer?... Fabio is, without a shadow of doubt, a good singer but, personally I
don’t like his excessive “theatrical” approach that puts in evidence high
notes by the usual and the classic vibrate voice…for the rest he’s perfect
like the rest of the band for this great return.
I said before, the songs are different and this is a very important element …I
like the celebrative first track “Letter To My Child Never Born” in which
the classic power in well mixed to the progressive approach; the song is
supported by a good melody, like the next “Violet Loneliness” in which the
band plays a classic hard rock supported by a romantic suffering melody…
overwhelming “Fading Shadow” is a pearl for those who likes the
claustrophobic power metal!!! A great Fabio Lione gives emphasis to the song in
which the melody is supported by a perfect execution of the band…able to to
emphasize the soul of the song.
still space for a decaying song like “Angel In Disguise” that shows the
theatrical ability of the band to give a sulphuric atmosphere to the song…
Killing Speed Of Time” is another amazing demonstration that the band is able
to change direction without being out of style…try to listen……
Streets Of Laudomia” is nothing special…an almost fair song that nothing
adds to this album and precedes the melodic mid-tempos of “Fly” that shows
nothing but a good melodic refrain into a classic rock structure.
In Open Space” seems to come by the classic Stratovarius style and shows the
ability of the band to create a very interesting chorus into a good melody…
slow “Degrees West Of The Moon” is characterized by an intense sadness… a
great maturity in the art to create songs.
space also a for a Judas Priest cover that is “Touch Of Evil” that is
perfectly interpreted by the band with an incredible feeling….
want still underline the importance of the lyrics in which the main theme is the
dialogue between a father and a son…a dialogue never born!
album is closed by the demo version of “Fading Shadow”….
want to add that behind the mixer there’s always the presence of Timo Tolkki
that has arranged the album in a great way under all aspects…
great proof by this great Italian band…
|Salvo Russo 05.03.2009|
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