Fireworks

CD Reviews

Eagleheart - 'Dreamtherapy' http://www.rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/31/4d/ff/1902_eagleheartdreamtherapy_1327186970.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     January 21, 2012    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
3832   0   1   0   0   0

Artist

Title

Label

A fine sophomore release from the Czech five piece.

Eagleheart is a power metal band from the Czech Republic founded by guitarist Michal Kus back in 2003. They went through several line up changes before recording their demo 'Black Sun' in 2005. In 2007 they won a competition to record in a fully equipped studio and the end result was the band's debut album 'Moment Of Life'. Heavy promotion on the tour circuit followed with the likes of Blaze Bailey, WASP and House Of Lords. Eagleheart currently consists of Vojta Simonik (vocals), Kus (guitars), Michal Jankuliak (guitars), Jiri Fiala (bass) and Zdenek Vemola (drums).

New album 'Dreamtherapy' is yet another album that opens with an instrumental, this one full of effects and swirling keyboards. Suddenly the full force of the drums and guitars are unleashed and 'Shades Of Nothing' screams into existence. This is a track full of galloping pace in the rhythm section plus some soaring progressions on the guitars. The title track and 'Burned By The Sun' follow a similar formula with breakneck speed whilst the guitars dual away with thundering riffs and scorching solos. But the album has much more variety to offer. 'Creator Of Time' opens with a melodic harmony of which Ten could be exceedingly proud!. It then breaks into a slower melodic but crunchy riff which powers the track throughout. With its very catchy progression this is the best and most memorable track. By comparison 'Glass Mountain' opens with an oppressive thrash riff that Megadeth would be more than happy with before reverting to a more traditional power metal sound. 'Dreamtherapy' also offers up slower material such as the heavy power ballad 'Nothing Remains'. The closing track has a slightly progressive feel to it due to its varying styled riffs, differing pace and more complex composition. It is also the longest track by some way at over 12 minutes.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

The Rocktopia website uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

I accept cookies from this site.
EU Cookie Directive plugin by www.channeldigital.co.uk


This is a belter of a power metal album. Given the different style of progressions on the guitar it's tough to give a truly accurate comparison. However it would be fair to say that Eagleheart do bear a passing resemblance to Pretty Maids, albeit the heavier and faster side. This is especially true of the vocals with Simonik's mostly gruff style being very comparable to Ronnie Atkins! Musically the band is quite impressive, combining some modern riffs along with some truly delicious licks on the fret board. The production and technical side of the album has been well handled by Roland Grapow, (Helloween & Masterplan), and despite a real tour de force coming through the speakers; it remains crisp and clear. This album has enough of a classic sound to appeal to traditional power metal lovers. But it also has plenty of variety and freshness to have the potential to appeal to fans of other metal genres.

A fine sophomore release from the Czech five piece and one that metal fans should take a good look at.

Dave Scott

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  April 2018  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
        1
  2  3  4  5  6  7  8
  9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30      

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 1 week, 6 days ago
  • Rocktopia Te : There are now 6000 album reviews on Rocktopia!
  • Berny : Saxon, Gizmodrome, Skid Row, Night Ranger, Magnum, Joe Bonamassa & many more! Check out the latest LIVE reviews on Rocktopia! «link»
  • Rocktopia Te : Two news interviews in the Rocktopia Interviews Section: LITTLE CAESAR & GEISHAS IN VITRO. Enjoy! :) «link»
  • Berny : Fireworks #82 is our now! Check out the free interviews with Royal Hunt, Stryper, Kamelot, James Christian, Signal Red & Animal Drive!
  • Berny : @Johns Band: Many thanks for your purchase! Your copy will be sent to your registered address this week.
  • Johns Band : I paid for Fireworks 82 Magazine, when will it be sent. Best Regards - John
  • Berny : @Rob: Done! :)
  • robmckenzie : Hi Bernie, urgent change please. In the Moonkings concert review - please replace "the original John Syke's one" with "obviously his sublime '1987' album version"
  • Berny : Anyway, we posted 90+ album & live reviews in February. Please enjoy & share!
  • Rocktopia Te : Don't trigger CEB, you know what will happen ....
  • Berny : None that I am aware of ... BRUCE??? :D ;)
  • Hysteria : @ Berny: So no adult toys in the Rocktopis shop?? :D
  • Berny : Apologies for the "Shout Here" spammers. We'll take care of this issue asap.
  • Hysteria : Very cool video Berny!!
  • Berny : Check out our brand new lyric video for Royal Hunt's 'A Million Ways To Die'. \m/
  • Berny : We posted 242 reviews (225 albums & 17 live reviews) in January. Enjoy :)
  • Rocktopia Te : TENGGER CAVALRY UK music video premiere on Rocktopia! Check out the news section!
  • Berny : @impellitteri: Can you please contact me at «email» ? MAny thanks in advance!
  • impellitteri : Why?
  • impellitteri : I'm triyng to buy in the shop but I can't, a message say "user registration is disabled, it must be enabled in order to proceed"
  • Berny : @GuyManning: I forwarded your mail to our reviews editor who will get in touch with you shortly. :)
  • GuyManning : Hi any chance of seeing the DAMANEK review?
  • Rocktopia Te : We wish you a Merry Christmas! : - )
  • Berny : Fireworks Magazine #81 is out now!
  • Rocktopia Te : DELAIN! MARILLION! AMARANTHE! LYNCH MOB! METALLICA! Check out the latest LIVE reviews!
  • SeaDog57 : Berny can't seem to find the download link for the free music of Fireworks #80
  • Rocktopia Te : AMBERIAN DAWN premiere their new music video for 'I'm The One' on Rocktopia!
  • Johns Band : Boulevard "Luminescence" is superb album, and Accept "The Rise Of Chaos" you can find review in Fireworks issue 80 . Same with Black Country Communion "BCCIV." All with Band interview & album review in issue 80
  • Rocktopia Te : Rocktopia interview JOEY TEMPEST of EUROPE and premiere THE UNGUIDED's new video!
  • Berny : You can now pre - order Fireworks Magazine #80! Please follow this «link»

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle

The Rocktopia website uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

I accept cookies from this site.
EU Cookie Directive plugin by www.channeldigital.co.uk