“It’s been, you know, like any journey. Filled with valleys, and vast peak rises, and low peak rises. It’s still surreal for me, because I was a fan of Bon Jovi. ‘Living On A Prayer’ was the rock of my youth. “
I still keep on learning and I hope that will never end. Because it would be very horrible for me one day wake up and say in the morning, “Hey now I know everything about lyrical singing.” Or, “Hey now I know everything about singing in general.” Oh my God, That would be the worst day of my life, I mean, really. There is always, always room to learn.
It was an evening to remember, which has more than proven the legacy and landmark these German power metallers have made over the years.
“We really had to find the new epicenter of the band, find new inspirations, find new ways to relate with the fans. Many things have been changed, for this next album. ?I’d say, it starts the third era of the band.”
Angra’s charismatic performance is one for the books.
This evening surpassed your average show as Tarja’s vocals, no matter what genre she sings in, has captured the audience’s heart.
As the album worked its way on, I came to the realization that no, this sounds nothing at all like Tom of Evergrey. It’s 100% Tom of Redemption. Even Tom is stretching out his abilities in ways I didn’t know he could.
Similar to Vanhala’s love for brilliant filmmaking such as 12 Monkeys and David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, the story begins just as it ends, leaving the LP with perfect symmetry and harmony, which helps the listener to play this one on repeat for hours on end.
Whether you crave for that Beyond the Permafrost or Serpents Unleashed feeling, sometimes, you have to look past it and realize; time has allotted itself for Skeletonwitch to expand their creative endeavors as well as welcoming Adam Clemans on board, who joined the group back in 2016. Arguably, Skeletonwitch’s Devouring Radiant Light, which arrived on July 20th via Prosthetic Records, could be one of the best albums of 2018, or close to the mark as these melodic death/ thrash metallers presented a black-metal-esque ambiance that you cannot escape from hearing.
Check them out if you get the chance, it wouldn’t be a waste of your time.