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Wednesday, September 30, 2015
SAILING TO NOWHERE
SAILING TO NOWHERE
To The Unknown
Release: 16 October 2015
1.No Dreams In My Night
4.Lovers On Planet Earth
5.You Won’t Dare
7.Sailing To Nowhere
9.Left Outside Alone (Anastasia Cover)
The band (from Facebook):
MARCO PALAZZI: VOCALS
VERONICA BULTRINI: VOCALS
ANDREA LANZILLO: GUITAR
VALENTINA DE IULIIS: KEYBOARDS
CARLO CRUCIANI: BASS
GIOVANNI NOE': DRUMS
Melodic metal group Sailing to Nowhere (Italy) began in 2013 with a focus on the major points of the genre: catchy songs, variety (power metal to ballads), professional recording and overall quality sharpened to carve out a space for itself in a very competitive field. The band combines male and female singing, very melodic guitar work and catchy choruses.
The quality of the album is reflected by the fact that it flows very well, going through a variety of tempos, without needing to make one worry about individual tracks lowering the overall quality of the album. The moods and tempos change throughout the album, but the identity of the band stays intact throughout the changes.
Some people say that musicians have their whole life to make a great debut album. I don’t know if that is true or not, or whether it’s another meaningless cliché. It’s not meaningless in this case. The melodic metal bands from Italy work hard at bringing their best game, and Sailing to Nowhere is a fine, fine example of this tradition. The album is a very good representation of the different facets of the band.
The last song is a cover of a pop song, and it does sound a bit different from the rest of the album. At the same time, a lot of melodic metal is not too far from pop because the melodies often sound like pop music backed by guitar instead of dance beats. Sailing to Nowhere clearly has its sights set on reaching a mass market, and the combination of catchy melodies should in the long run be welcomed, especially in Europe, by the melodic and power metal public.