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Review: Dragonia - Resurrection

Label: Independent
Year released: 2005
Duration: 16:57
Tracks: 3
Genre: Power Metal

Rating: 3/5

Review online: June 20, 2005
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating

Rated 1.33/5 (26.67%) (3 Votes)

This is touted as an album, but it is really a three-song demo serving as a debut for this Italian Power/Epic Metal band. Overall this is quite similar to other such bands I have heard from this part of the world: Wotan, Rosae Crucis, Sargon, etc. This is midpaced metal without too much speed to it, and with keys used mainly as a background instrument. I think this is a pretty good little demo, but the band is nowhere near ready for the big time. For one, the arrangements are solid, but not really exciting, and Dragonia seriously lack in the 'cool riffs' department, so that all three songs sound very much the same, though "Heart Glory" is a bit more ballad-esque. The recording is pretty good, certainly above average for a self-production. Vocals are decent: the singer has a strong enough voice, and he mostly stays on key, but he doesn't have much character to his voice, and he of course has a serious accent, as do seemingly all Italian singers.

Since you can download this for free, I can't say it isn't worth checking out. Dragonia show they have the right idea, but as yet they have not managed to move from 'competent' up to 'exciting'. Not bad, but not so good either.

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