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REVIEW OF THE ALBUM “MEMORY OF A LIFETIME JOURNEY”OF THE BAND ELEVENTH HOUR

Eleventh Hour is a power symphonic metal band from Italy with many progressive elements.

Eleventh Hour are:

Alessandro Del Vecchio – Vocals

Aldo Turini – Guitars

Alberto Sonzogni – keyboards

GianMaria “Black Jin” Godani – Electric and fretless Bass

Luca Mazzucconi – Drums

Guest vocals:Susanna Carboni ( soprano)

The band was born in 2014 out of the guitarist Aldo Turini. The vocalist Alessandro Del  Veccio (known from Hardline , Revolution Saints, Edge Of Forever ). The drummer Luca Mazzucconi ( known from N>F>O> , Lahannya) .And the keyboardist Alberto Sonzogni ( known from The Black Phoenix, Timesword).

Let’s see one by one all the tracks of the album:

1.Sunshine’s Not Too Far:

The track starts with beautiful symphonic arrangement and back choir and after enter the strong drums with the dynamic keyboards to give place to power male vocalsof Alessandro.A powerful song with pretty much good guitar riffs .

RUNNING TIME: 6:08

RATING : 9

2.All I Left Behind :

Strong guitar and pounding drums open the piece to enters the male voice with backing chorus. A classic power metal track. The guitar solo in the end is excellent!

RUNNING TIME :5:26

RATING : 8

3.Jerusalem:

Stormy guitars, keyboard and drums open the song.Again the vocal follow the power metal rules . In the middle of the song we listen plenty of symphonic arrangement with beautiful guitar riffs.

RUNNING TIME :5:24

RATING : 9.5

4.Back To You:

Haunting orchestration with excellent keys open the track. Heavy guitars guide to melodic male vocals.The piano calms the song and the progressive guitar after make the whole track a masterpiece!

RUNNING TIME :5:36

RATING : 9.5

5. Sleeping In My Dreams:

And what we have here? The female  guest soprano voice of Susanna Carboni who joins great with the male voice of Alessandro. A beautiful ballad under the sound of the perfect keyboard.The female singer comes straight from paradise as one angelic voice.

RUNNING TIME :5:09

RATING : 10

6.Long Road Home:

The track opens with perfect orchestration to enter the strong guitar and the pounding drums. The song follow the rhythm of power metal as well.In the middle  calm for while with symphonic arrangement and backing chorus.

RUNNING TIME :6:37

RATING : 8,8

7.Requiem For A Prison:

This is a metal fast track in one epic heavy way seems like a song of Rhapsody or Kamelot . All the instruments work very well and in ballance with many symphomic elements.

RUNNING TIME :5:22

RATING : 8,5

8.Island in The Sun:

The track sounds very heavy and power with excellent vocals and some good guitar riffs.

RUNNING TIME :4:12

RATING : 8

9.After All We’ve Seen Missing :

A fast progressive paced hard hitting number with catchy sound.Pounding drums and driving bass are the order to providing the male vocals whilst the guitars maintain a heavy feeling.

RUNNING TIME :4:50

RATING : 8

10.Here Alone:

This great album ends with one sad ballad give us a feeling of sorrow. The male vocals lead as the track builds  into chorus section where both combine to stunning effect.

RUNNING TIME :4:59

RATING : 9,5

Finally the album  “Memory Of A Lifetime Journey” is a very good one full of excellent music and perfect musicians.One of the best of2015 until now. Highly recommended!

RATING : 8,8 /10

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