This is a zine dedicated to Symphonic and gothic metal

REVIEW OF THE NEW ALBUM OF ANTHOLOGY – THE PROPHECY (2014)

ANTHOLOGY are a Female Fronted Melodic Power Metal band  from Slovakia who were formed in 2009 and released their debut album ‘Exitus’ in 2011 Slovakian language. After a few of line up changes the band have released their second album entitled ‘The Prophecy’.

The members are:

Ľubica Gavlasová – Vocals
Majo Gonda – Lead Guitar
Miro Grman – Rhythm Guitar
Peter Pleva – Drums
Martin Solárik – Keyboard
Marek Štech – Bass Guitar

1.THE RIVER OF MYSTERY

A perfect intro instrumental symphonic sound with nice choir.

RUNNING TIME: 1.41 MIN

RATING: 8

2. THE PROPHECY

The omonymous track of the album beginning wit a dialogue of power sound of guitars,strong bass and drums,very speedy,after the first 1 min the female voice of L’ubica begins with great clear english.The sound is strong symphonic melody.

RUNNING TIME:4.43 MIN

RATING: 9.5

3. LOST DREAMS

Good power/ speed metal,very fresh sound,empty faces watching you but our ears are not empty after this masterpiece!

RUNNING TIME:5.24 MIN

RATING: 9.5

4.RISE UP

We have many symphonic influences.The sound remind me somehow the sound of Theatre of Tragedy.The female voice is very good and also the backing male growls vocals add to the song the rise up.

RUNNING TIME:4.39MIN

RATING: 9

5.SCREAM INTO THE DARKNESS

Opened with symphonic sound and backing choir and the female voice coming into playing wit epic power and strong lyrics.The song with the baking growls is pretty good.

RUNNING TIME:5.55MIN

RATING: 9

6. OPEN YOUR EYES

The keyboard and the bass start the song and L’ubica follow the rhythm in to 3.00 the guitars with the drums work perfect! Generally and this song is with plenty fresh elements.

RUNNING TIME:5.35MIN

RATING: 9.5

7.NO SORROW

Yes no sorrow to hear this piano in the start,nice atmosphere to the song ,the female vocal begin with melancholy mood and soar after.The track is very very beautiful and speak to your feelings.

RUNNING TIME:5.39MIN

RATING: 9.5

8.INSIDE MY RAGE

This is an another powerful song with all the ingredients to keep you alive, nice keys with guitar work perfectly!

RUNNING TIME:5.37MIN

RATING: 8

9.FATE IN YOUR HAND

A gentle orchestral/keyboard arrangement after with guitars and the pleasant voice of L’ubica.And this song has the power of  a melodic speed metal orgy.

RUNNING TIME:5.48MIN

RATING: 9

10. THE SECRET OF MIDNIGHT

Heavy guitars riffs, expressive keyboards and bombardistic arranges.Beautiful solo all all keeps you in the same mood as all the album.Finally you cant choose what song is more beautiful than the other.

RUNNING TIME:4.58MIN

RATING: 9.5

11.NO SORROW (ORCHESTRA)

Instrumental track finish the album perfectly .The track 7 without the voice of L’ubisa but with in this part with many gothic influences.

RUNNING TIME:5.24MIN

RATING: 10

Finally I  can say there we have a very good album.Anthology would in this case still ranked in the face of an imaginary new band with future , I dont want to repeat over and over ,but again the band have made a qualitative album. If you like Nightwish of 1998 then you are in “Prophecy” as the matter of concept album,also L’ubica Gavlasová  is a great singer.Excellent Album definitely recommend! 9.14/10

For more info on Anthology visit their facebook page @ https://www.facebook.com/AnthologySkOfficial

 

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