Fireworks

CD Reviews

Serenity - 'Lionheart' http://www.rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/ed/a7/76/serenity-lionheart-35-1519771504.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     February 27, 2018    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
4893   0   1   0   0   0

Artist

Artist

Title

Label

Genre

These Austrian musicians have certainly produced another epic Symphonic album to continue their rise up the Metal ladder.

After their fifth album 'Codex Atlanticus' (2016) – based on Leonardo da Vinci's teachings and manuscripts – became Serenity's most successful album to date, one that built on their growing popularity and burgeoning reputation, they've delved into yet another historical archive and developed an album based on the legacy and happenings of King Richard I (Richard The Lionheart).

The band – consisting of the fabulous voice of Georg Neuhauser, the dextrous musicality of guitarist Christian Hermsdörfer, the thunderous drums of Andreas Schipflinger and the deep resonance of Fabio D'Amore on bass – have also utilised a number of guest musicians once more, including Serious Black/Firewind guitarist Bob Katsionis contributing the guitar solo on 'My Fantasy' and Serious Black keyboard player Jan Vacik once again producing as well as contributing backing vocals and involved in the song writing. As on previous releases, this album also features female vocals, but on this occasion in the form of ex-Faun member Katja Moslehner on the ballad 'Heaven' and Sleeping Romance front-woman Federica Lanna on end cut 'The Final Crusade'.

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


Just as 'Codex...' was as historically accurate as it could be, the same courtesy has been afforded to 'Lionheart'. King Richard's story is steeped in rich history and his ultimately failed crusade (Christianity's third) to reclaim Jerusalem for all of Christendom, despite many heroic wins in battle against the Muslim armies, is well documented. The title track extolls Richard's fight against Saladin (Salah ad-Din) in the holy lands with fast rhythms and orchestration the main centrepiece of the song. Hermsdörfer's quick and melodic soloing being a feature of this and many other songs on the album.

Composer Lukas Knoebl has orchestrated the opening epic instrumental 'Deus Lo Vult' (Old French for 'God Wills') that is set to be the opening fanfare for the band's live performances – he has also created the sound-programming on all of the songs – while the instrumental 'King's Landing' that provides a bridge in the middle of the album is a sombre piano interlude.

All the Symphonic stylings and Progressive rhythms are in abundance on this release with heavy riffing, superb soloing and melodic choruses strewn across the entire album. There are also Celtic flavours on the likes of 'United' and 'Lionheart' itself, while Arabesque tones and marching rhythms give 'The Fortress (Of Blood And Sand)' a distinctly different flavour. These Austrian musicians have certainly produced another epic Symphonic album to continue their rise up the Metal ladder.

Carl Buxton

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

<<  December 2020  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
   1  2  3  4  5  6
  7  8  910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 1 month ago
  • 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!!!
  • KI2000 : Love the new issue guys, great magazine!
  • Berny : @Mugi89: Your confirmation mail was sent on the 22nd, I've just sent it again. Please contact me at «email» should you not receive it. Many thanks!
  • Mugi89 : Hi! I purchased my digital copy of issue 92 2 days ago but still didn't receive it. When am I gonna be able to download it? thanks
  • Berny : @zom414: Your mail was forwarded to the Fireworks team yesterday, I am going to ask them again. Sorry for the delay!
  • Berny : @Mitch Perry: Your order was received at 4AM local time. As stated on the order page, all payments have to be processed manually. Your copy of Fireworks 92 was added to your download section, many thanks for the purchase.
  • Berny : @RobC68: I sent you two emails explaining the situation. There's not much more I can do for you at the moment, so I'd suggest you stop buying the magazine. Thanks.
  • zom414 : Still not received the latest issue by post, I've emailed as well but not heard anything. Can you let me know what's happening please?
  • Mitch Perry : Can I have my download link, please? Issue 92 22 Sep 2020 07:57:11 BST Paypal Transaction ID: 1BS38875MX3700248
  • RobC68 : purchased issue 92 in download version. been waiting more than a day....PATHETIC SERVICE as it happens with every purchase!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Berny : @rgilman: Please check your e - mail for download instructions.
  • rgilman : Hello I bought the Deep Purple issue how do I download it? Thanks
  • Berny : @jharper36: Please check your e - mail.
  • jharper36 : Hi, i purchased the download of issue #92. How do I download it?
  • Berny : @loudjlopez: Sorry for the troubles, pls. check your mail. Many thanks!
  • loudjlopez@m : Any word on my digital download of issue 91. Paid on Saturday. It is Tuesday. Thanks
  • loudjlopez@m : Paid for Fireworks #91 for digital download. No word since Saturday and it is Monday.
  • Berny : @fdr: Magazines were sent on Monday. Thanks for your purchase and best regards, B. :)
  • fdr : Hi, yesterday (august 12th) I sent you a payment for 21GBP for the purchase of issues 91 and 82 of Fireworks magazine. (code 7D3182072X778721A) but still haven't received a word od confirmation. Can you please check?
  • Rocktopia Te : @kbm1983: Currently, all orders have to be be processed manually. This could take a few hours. Sorry for the delay, you shoulkd have received a mail containing download instructions by now. @ all: Pls. do not worry in case you see a PayPal transaction error message. Your order was received, pls. do not order the magazine twice. Many thanks for your understanding!
  • kbm1983 : Hi, I bought #91 earlier today but its still not in my downloads. Can you check it out please. Thanks!
  • Rocktopia Te : @ Man Shaped Wolf: You should have received a mail containing download instructions yesterday. Sorry for the delay!
  • Man Shaped W : Hey, same as defron but for 91 :) excited to read our review
  • Berny : @Defron: Can you pls. check your mail? Many thanks, B. :)

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