|Review: Heavenly - Coming From The Sky|
|Coming From The Sky|
Label: Noise Records
Year released: 2000
Genre: Power Metal
Review online: October 6, 2000
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
for:Coming From The Sky
Rated 3.7/5 (74%) (10 Votes)
Contrary to popular belief, Heavenly isn't a German band, but a French one. Word over there is that they don't want to publicize that aspect too much, France not exactly having a reputation of good music (...)
My thought when listening to this album was that this somewhat sounds like a mix of Gamma Ray and Freedom Call, without being as good as any of those two. The influence is easy to hear, and it's no wonder that a lot of people think Heavenly is German, as they pretty much play the same type of music. So yes, this is a good album, although it definitely lacks in terms of originality. Let's say that for a first album, we can go past that and hope they'll put a little more of themselves in their next effort. The vocalist has a very good range, although he sometimes tends to hit the high notes a little too much, almost ruining at least part of some songs. Musically well, pretty good job overall - I enjoyed some of the guitar solos that seemed to come out of nowhere.
Guest appearances by Kai Hansen (Gamma Ray, Iron Savior) and Piet Sielk (Iron Savior) do not go unnoticed, and are a welcome addition. The absence of lyrics in the CD booklet is something I always find unacceptable.
Overall, a good power metal album, and a band that most certainly has a good future ahead of it, as long as they become more innovative in the future.
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