Fireworks
Error
  • JFolder::create: Could not create directory

CD Reviews

Skadika - 'Frozen Legends' http://www.rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/9e/2f/95/Skadika-100-1372434729.jpg Hot

Added by James Gaden     June 28, 2013    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
5968   0   1   0   0   0

Artist

Artist

Title

Label

Shows flashes of potential but generally it is a disappointing effort.

Skadika is a female fronted metal band from Germany that originally formed in 2005. There have been multiple line-up changes since the first incarnation as well as changes in style and musical direction. In 2010 they released their first album 'Winter' and 2012 saw a low point with all members leaving bar vocalist and founder Jule. The band is now complete again and they have been working on their follow up 'Frozen Legends'.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. 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 Statement.

I accept cookies from this site


There are eight tracks and an intro on '…Legends', all consisting of what I can best describe as Battle Metal with a Symphonic background. The intro promises much as does the opening of 'Trapped' but quickly the marauding and oppressive thrash rhythm guitar winds up and takes over. This pretty much sums up the album as a whole. There are some good Symphonic passages and some good melodies on the six string scattered about, but all too often that is ruined by the sheer ferocity of the guitar that appears nearly constantly from start to finish. When Skadika takes some venom out the axe work, like in parts of 'Avalon' and 'The Hero's Way', there is some enjoyment to be had. Jule is a shouty type of singer that fits the music but she could do with experimenting with her range and pitch a little bit more for variety. Sadly, like everything else, she was often buried by the guitar and not helped by the albums main fatal flaw, which is some fairly average mixing. This complex dense style of music needs crisp, polished mixing whereas 'Legends' rates as raw, tinny and any emphasis there is being placed on the guitar, which was already taking over too much. With a better production effort and a little less anger in the guitar, Skadika could surprise people.

This album shows flashes of potential but generally it is a disappointing effort and there are far better albums to focus your attention on.

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 2021  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
     1  2  3  4
  5  6  7  8  91011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 2 weeks, 3 days ago
  • Berny : @pomper: BOTH of your mails were forwarded to the Fireworks Team, please contact me directly at «email» should you still haven’t received a reply.
  • bpomper : trying to confirm my fireworks 94 order with no answer from team rocktopia??
  • bpomper : i ordered fireworks number 94 but never got a conformation other than my paypal receipt. can you confirm it went out. i have transaction id if you need it
  • Berny : @ALL: Should you have any questions about your Fireworks orders, pls. contact me directly at «email»
  • Berny : Hi @Stuey6666: You are using two user names on Rocktopia. All current orders were assigned to your second account, pls. check your mail again.
  • Stuey6666 : Hi Berny - ordered 4 issues last week - still not arrived - have checked spam etc not there. cheers stu
  • Berny : @Adolfo: I've also just sent you the magazine via WeTransfer. But please check you junk mail folder, the mail was definitely sent earlier today.
  • Berny : Hi @Adolfo: Have you already checked your spam folder? If the mail cannot be found, pls. contact me at «email»
  • Adolfo : «email»
  • Adolfo : My e - mail
  • Adolfo : I don't have any e - mail.
  • Berny : @Adolfo: Pls. check your e - mail for download instructions.
  • Adolfo : I have order the #94 but I can't find the download
  • RockingHerb : Thank You Berny.
  • Berny : Hello @snowwolf: Pls. check your mail! Thanks in advance! B.
  • snowwolf : I bought the new issue at noon yesterday and it is now 4am the next day. Any idea when I’ll be able to download it?
  • Berny : @RockingHerb: Many thanks for your purchase. Pls. check your mail.
  • RockingHerb : When will my recent purchase show in my downloads. there is a message saying up to 3 hours is this correct
  • Johns Band : Will videos appear again in watch and listen. Good way for who albums to buy. I have Wrathchild - Live From London on DVD that might have been here. YouTube have averts now.
  • Berny : @rocktu: We used to produce a series of podcasts that were available for download on Rocktopia. Other than that, there's no radio station I am aware of.
  • rocktu : Hi i would like to know was there ever a radio station of fireworks
  • rocktu : Hi
  • Rocktopia Te : Fireworks #93 is out now! : - )
  • Berny : Hello @zigma33, you should have received a download link two days ago. Could you pls check your inboxes? Many thanks, B. :)
  • zigma33 : Hi! I purchased your latest issue #92 yesterday but never received my download.
  • daveomd : Got it along with my download, everything looks great! Thanks, Dave
  • Berny : @daveomd: We sent you a mail immediately after your purchase, and have just sent another email now. Please contact me at «email» should you not receive it. Many thanks!
  • daveomd : I purchased your latest issue #92 but never received my download.
  • Berny : @Hysteria & @KI2000: Many thanks for your kind words! :)
  • Hysteria : Received my download copy almost immediately and downloaded 50 magazines for free. Cannot complain! Thanks guys!!!

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. 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 Statement.

I accept cookies from this site