Sunday, April 14, 2013

Soul of Steel - Journey to infinity

Soul of Steel - Journey to infinity (2013) Bakerteam Records
Produced by Olaf Thorsen
Tracks : 1.Aeternum tormentum 2.Through the gates of heaven 3.Shadows of the past 4.Neverland 5.Waiting for you 6.The fallen angel 7.Journey to infinity 8.Like a memory 9.Secret words 10.Portrait of my last dream 11.Last desire 12.Eternal life 13.Last desire (acoustic)
2,5 out of 5

The 6 piece Soul of Steel follow the path of fellow Italian power metal bands such as Labyrinth and Vision Divine, here I am listening to Soul of Steel´s new album "Journey to infinity" that is their 2nd effort and follow up to the 2010 debut "Destiny" which I haven´t heard. This new album features guest appearances from Alessio Lucatti on keyboards from Vision Divine and Roberto Tiranti on vocals from Labyrinth, the acoustic version of "Last desire" with Tiranti stand out here and is much better than the full band version. I do think the slower tracks are a bit stronger on this album, just listen to the beautiful "The fallen angel" where singer Gianni Valente deliver some great melodies. The title track is another highlight with some really cool instrumentation, the band sound really tight but I think Valente´s vocal performance do feel a bit limited. The entire album is a bit uneven but when they´re good, they´re very good like for example in "Secret words". Thumbs up for the nice keyboard work from Daniele Simeone.

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