Machiavel - "Heaven's Rules"

Year of Release: 2001
Label: EMI
Catalog Number: 7243 8 79806 2 4
Format: CD
Total Time: 07:33:00

Machiavel certaintly has chosen a contemporary sound where this brand new recording is concerned. Although aimed to boost sales for their recently released Anthology 2CD set, this song is now also released as a single. And, due to the commercial feel, I wouldn't be at all surprised if it gets loads of airplay (drummer Marc Ysaye is a deejay with Belgian national radio!). There're few keyboards added to this song, which evolves around guitar and sitar, thus steering it slightly towards Led Zeppelin once again. Mario also switches towards his head-voice quite often, which blends nicely with the feel of the song.

The second song is not to be found on the Anthology set, yet is a song taken from the band's 1980 album New Lines, an album whereby the band once again embarked towards new musical territories, even including the mouth-tube as made immortal by Peter Frampton. All in all a nice selection to promote the new set, yet apart from its promotional value, only of interest to diehard collectors and completists.

Heaven's Rules (3:38) / A Life (3:52)

Roland De Greef - bass
Marc Ysaye - drums, vocals
Mario Guccio - vocals
Thierry Plas - guitar
Hervé Borbé - keyboards

Machiavel (1976)*
Jester (1977)*
Mechanical Moonbeams (1978)*
Urban Games (1979)*
New Lines (1980)*
Break Out (1981)*
Valentine's Day (1982)*
The Cry Of Pleasure (1987)*
The Best of Machiavel (1991)
Machiavel (1993) (enhanced reissue)
Jester (1993) (enhanced reissue)
Mechanical Moonbeams (1993) (enhanced reissue)
Urban Games (1993) (enhanced reissue)
New Lines (1993) (enhanced reissue)
20th Anniversary Machiavel - The Very Best Of (1996)
Virtual Sun (1999)
Machiavel Live (1999)
Break Out (2000)
Original Hits (2000)
'Heaven's Rules'
Anthology (2001)
Welcome To Paradise (2003)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin BE

Added: November 25th 2001
Reviewer: John "Bobo" Bollenberg

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Language: english


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