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Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Melted Space: The Great Lie
Melted Space is a metal opera, with traditional and extreme metal vocals. The music is, overall, more on the side of traditional prog and heavy metal, with some extreme metal influences. If in your music collection you already own metal operas and you treasure them, then Melted Space is for you. On the other hand, if you have not heard a metal opera and you are wondering what it is, Melted Space features a great amount of work for the self-respecting, open-minded all-metal public that appreciates music that is a bit more intellectual and elegant.
This album utilizes a wide variety of singing and vocal styles that deserves to be mentioned: David Vincent (Morbid Angel), Attila Csihar (Sunn O))), Mayhem), Mikael Stanne (Dark Tranquillity), Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon), Ailyn Gimenéz (Sirenia), Kobi Fahri (Orphaned Land), Mariangela Demurtas (Tristania), Guillaume Bideau (Mnemic), Niklas Kvarforth (Shining), Sylvain Coudret (Soilwork), Adrien Grousset (Hacride), Christine Rhoades (Jeff Loomis), Manuel Munoz (The Old Dead Tree), Arnaud Strobl (Carnival In Coal), Clémentine Delauney (Visions Of Atlantis), Virginie Goncalves (Kells), in addition to the work of The City of Prague Philarmonic Orchestra.
The album is the brainchild of mastermind Pierre le Pape, who does piano, keyboards and orchestration. He works with guitarist Adrien Grousset, bassist Brice Guillon and drummer Michael Saccoman.
This album comes out on Sensory Records on October 16th, 2015. Due to the fact that the album has such an interesting cast, you might find it worthwhile to look into this album in more detail. The songs on the album are:
01 “Listen To The Song Of Despair”
Featuring vocalists Ailyn Giménez, Arno Strobl, Clémentine Delauney, Virginie Goncalves, Lucie Blatrier
02 “Called By The Queen”
Featuring vocalists Guillaume Bideau, Christine Rhoades
03 “No Need To Fear”
Featuring vocalists Mariangela Demurtas, Guillaume Bideau, Christine Rhoades, David Vincent, Attila Csihar, Mikael Stanne, Arno Strobl, Clémentine Delauney, Virginie Goncalves, Lucie Blatrier
04 “Terrible Fight”
Featuring vocalists David Vincent, Guillaume Bideau, Manuel Munoz, Clémentine Delauney, Virginie Goncalves, Lucie Blatrier, and guitar solo by Adrian Martinot
05 “A God Is Dead”
Featuring vocalist Manuel Munoz
06 “Trust And Betrayal”
Featuring vocalists Mikael Stanne, Guillaume Bideau
07 “Glass Castle's Beast”
Featuring vocalists Kobi Farhi, Niklas Kvarforth, Guillaume Bideau, Clémentine Delauney, Virginie Goncalves, Lucie Blatrier
08 “Hopeless Crime”
Featuring vocalists Christine Rhoades, Mikael Stanne, Niklas Kvarforth, Clémentine Delauney, Virginie Goncalves, Lucie Blatrier, and guitar solo by Adrian Martinot
09 “The One Who Lost The Faith”
Featuring vocalists Niklas Kvarforth, Arno Strobl and guitar, synth and dulcimer solos by Arjen A Lucassen
Featuring vocalists Ailyn Giménez, Guillaume Bideau, Mikael Stanne and guitar solo by Sylvain Coudret
11 “Lost Souls From The Other Side”
Featuring vocalists Attila Csihar, David Vincent, Mikael Stanne, Ailyn Giménez, Guillaume Bideau, Maria,tea Demurtas, Manuel Munoz, Christine Rhoades, Clémentine Delauney, Virginie Goncalves, Lucie Blatrier
The excellent musicianship, the quality of the songwriting and the work that it has taken to put together this album speaks volumes about the high standards that Melted Space seeks.
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