Letter For An Angel
My Guilty Absence
Slave Of Time
Bertrand Maillot - keyboards
Erwan Morice - guitar
Loïc Jenn - drums
Matthieu Kleiber - lead & backing vocals
Kris Savourey - guitar
|KARELIA: "Usual Tragedy" karelia|
review by Salvo "Lovedeath" Russo____
album for this good band that under "Drakkar" tries to
conquer us with their classic Power-Symphonic metal!
album that could be appreciated by all those who like the
latest Kamelot album, but not only; it's impossible not to remind of
Nightwish, and concerning chorus and some compositional aspects, I
may affirm that there's also a Gothic influence.
Tragedy" is a concept that, concerning the lyrics
themes, tells about the stage of a man's life; a man who crossed
both wars, as mentioned in their booklet. A story told from the
bottom of the heart and played with passion.
lyrics into speed romantic songs, full of passion, and of course in
accordance with their style that sometimes goes to gothic metal, even
if it's nothing original. There are
some negative aspects, but if we consider that this is their first
release I may affirm that this album is a good starting point
for this young band. A
typical Power concept telling about wars, the difficulties of a man
into wars; they try to join lyrics and music with a unique intensity,
and in my opinion the result is rather good, even if I underline not
all melodies are up to the task.
notice the great care concerning the arrangements, not only the
instrumental parts but also the chorus. The good production gives
value to this album as well as the arrangements.
a symphonic intro, Letter for an Angel is the first song of
this album. A classic power-metal song that reminds me of
Stratovarius and Kamelot. The sad melody of this song makes it a
good song, but in my opinion there's nothing original.
like Torn Dress that is a better composition in which Power
meets Gothic. A song that reminds of Nightwish, so that I may say
that if you like this band, you'll love this song.
titletrack Usual Tragedy is another Power, sad song.
Listening to this fourth song I have to underline a negative aspect:
singer Kleiber is monotonous. I don't like his
style, their low-tones are forced, and when he sings with high
tones he is not able to give the right emphasis to the songs.
Deserter is composed in an easy way. This song gets a
refrain played into a +tonality and the atmosphere is different
comparing to the other songs. An agreeable song....
is another good song...but I can't but underline the bad
up is a slow sad ballad in which I notice the fantastic
atmosphere, Kleiber sings with his low-tones...another mediocre
Grave is another Power metal song that adds nothing to this
album...another song played into an easy structure, in
which I notice some good keyboard arrangements and a good guitar
guilty Absence is an avoidable song. In my opinion this song is
a tentative to compose something original, but the result is
of Time closes this album in a good way!!! A Power metal full of
intensity in which I notice an evident Kamelot influence. An
emotional piano and a perfect rhythmic session into a sad song that
has also a little of gothic influence.
musicians have good quality, but the rhytmic session has been
able to create only the typical rhytmic parts in accordance with the
style, I hope to hear a best performance in their future release.
Nothing more to say about the performance of the singer.
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