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REVIEW OF THE EP OF THE BAND AONIA “SUNCHASER”

Aonia - Sunchaser

AONIA – ‘Sunchaser’ (EP, 25th July 2014)

AONIA are a seven piece Symphonic Metal band with two female voices.They are from Worksop,Midlands in United Kingdom.”Aonia” is the place near Helicon mountain where the muses dwell. They have 2 EP”s , th e first on 2011 “City of Shadows” and the second on July 25th 2014 with the title “Sunchaser”.

AONIA are:

Melissa Adams  – Vocals

Joanne Kay Robinson –  Vocals

Gary Solomon –  Bass

Przemek Drużkowski  – Guitars

Tim Hall – Keyboards

James David Brough –  Guitars

Tony Gaskell –  Drums

Let’s see the songs of the EP  “”Sunchaser”

1.SUNCHASER:

The track opens with nice guitar riffs,heavy bass, pounding drums and back chorus .The keyboards come into with the female voices of  Melissa Adams and Joanne  Robinson.The voices are operatic and with some influences of the sound of Nightwish. Excellent song with many progressive elements.

RUNNING TIME : 5:48

RATING:9

2.ECHOES:

The song begins with acoustic guitar , melodic piano and after the electric guitar come into play.The two voices are amazing operatic with symphonic arrangements .The track climbs to higher lever before fading out with gentle acoustic guitar again.

RUNNING TIME : 7:24

RATING:10

3.WARRIOR’S PATH:

Here we have a track where the operatic vocals connecting well with heavy electric guitars and keyboards.

RUNNING TIME : 3:51

RATING:7

4.REFLECTIONS:

Classic symphonic metal , with progressive influences. Melodic keyboards  and wonderful heavy guitar solo.The vocals sound like Nightwish when they had singer Tarja Turunen.

RUNNING TIME : 4:42

RATING:9

5.NIGHTMARE:

The acoustic guitar opens gently this song with harmonic choir .The track has some folk elements and is epic in tempo.Both the female voices are perfect together and the solo guitar  with the keyboards playing great in all the song.

RUNNING TIME : 6:38

RATING:9

Finally the EP has mix of different styles of symphonic ,power,progressive ,eipc and folk.The five songs are near to 27- 28 minutes,almost like a studio album.If you like the music of Nightwish or Aeryon you will like for sure Aonia.The quality of the songs is very good ,all the musicians are excellent and the two female voices  ll the musician’s are excellent, the female voices powerful when they are singing together with  operatic ,soprano range.It’s highly recommended to all the listeners of our genre.

RATING:8,80/10

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One response

  1. amantia vrina

    one of the most important sounds of the particular kind of music i ‘ve heard the latest years. i really think they are awesome, anyway this band will write a huge future

    November 23, 2014 at 2:56 pm

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