This is a zine dedicated to Symphonic and gothic metal

REVIEW OF THE ALBUM OF ANCIENT BARDS- A NEW DAWN ENDING (2014)

Released By: Limb Music

Release Date: April 25th 2014

Genre: Symphonic Metal

Links: http://www.ancientbards.com/

Line-Up:

Sara Squandrani – Vocals

Claudio Pietronik – Guitar

Martino Garattoni – Bass

Frederico Gatti – Drums

Daniele Mazza – Keyboards and Orchestrations

1.BEFORE THE STORM:

This is a prologue,one intro to show us the way for the whole album.

RUNNING TIME :1.37

RATING:8

2.A GREATER PURPOSE:

The symphonic choir opens the track with epic sound,the vocal of Sara come to join with a great power balance and beautiful arrangement.The drums kick hard and the keys make the sound great.

RUNNING TIME:7.55

RATING:9,5

3. FLAMING HEART:

The song is a special definition of the word “epic” with mature and heavenly arrangements remind us the sound of EPICA AND NIGHTWISH the band play symphonic metal with elements of heavy metal.

RUNNING TIME: 6.51

RATING:9

4.ACROSS THE LIFE:

We have here a piece  beautifully mixed to the highest standard,the sound is pure energy,all are perfect in technical play and to arrangement.

RUNNING TIME:4.31

RATING:8,5

5.IN MY ARMS:

The piano leads gently with the beautiful voice of Sara.Wonderful chorus fill the song ,with excellent guitar solo.A perfect ballad!

RUNNING TIME: 5.25

RATING: 10

6.THE LAST RESORT:

Ripping solos,epic breakdowns ,symphonic elements mostly the background.

RUNNING TIME:6.06

RATING: 8,5

7.SHOWDOWN:

The track work so well because of the bands dedication to bringing epic level encounters into the music.Melodic female voice,a perfect song!

RUNNING TIME:12.48

RATING: 10

8.IN THE END:

An excellent song with a complex, technical rhythm section showing the faster side to the band’s impressive pool of arrangement .

RUNNING TIME:5.11

RATING:10

9.SPIRIT LIBERI:

A track with symphonic arrangements and choir a diamond piece of music and a journey to the fantasy.

RUNNING TIME:4.69

RATING:10

10.A NEW DAWN ENDING:

One epic symphonic power metal with Sara Squandrani nice touch and new torch for a genre which normally consists of high-speed and high- velocity power screamer.

RUNNING TIME:16.37

RATING:10

11.MELODIES OF LIFE (FINAL FANTASY IX THEME):

Melodic piano with touching voice,a nice ending of this excellent album.

RUNNING TIME:3.54

RATING:10

A new Dawn Ending is an interesting record to listen to because all the songs tell a cohesive story ,it also features of killer guitar and bass solo and a rapid drumming.

I did enjoy this album as one of the best albums in 2014! RATING 9,41/10

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