Heavenly - Coming From The Sky

Year of Release: 2000
Label: Noise Records/T & T
Catalog Number:
Format: CD
Total Time: 52:15:00

Some months ago Noise Records ran an Internet competition for unsigned bands, where they could have their sound files available for people to hear and then vote. The support for Heavenly was overwhelming and they won the competition miles ahead their competitors. And after hearing this disc I clearly see why.

This is epic and bombastic, slightly symphonic, up-tempo power metal. As far as I see, this band and this CD have exactly what it takes to break it. They've got a superb mid- to-high ranged vocalist, great musicians and good songwriters/composers, as well as a scent for super catchy melodies. The melody lines are really memorable and the choruses are bombastic with powerful choirs. To my ears they sound a lot like Freedom Call, Helloween, Mob Rules and bands of that ilk. Piet Sielck of Iron Savior is responsible for the production, which is excellent by the way, and they co-opted Kai Hansen (Gamma Ray) and Piet to help out with some minor vocals.

This must be one of the best power metal CDs this year without any doubt. Certainly one of my personal favourites so far this year. A must for fans of melodic power metal!

[This review originally appeared November 2002 at the ProgPower Online review site -ed.]

Coming From The Sky (1:39) / Carry Your Heart (4:17) / Riding Through Hell (6:19) / Time Machine (7:04) / Number One (7:11) / Our Only Chance (6:59) / Fairy Tale (0:30) / My Turn Will Come (6:39) / Until I Die (6:09) / Million Ways (5:06)

Bonus Tracks on the JP edition: Defender (5:05) / Promised Land (3:46)

Ben Sotto - vocals
Maxence Pilo - drums
Fred Leclercq - guitars
Pe Pelisson - bass

Coming From The Sky (2000)
Sign Of The Winner (2001)
Dust To Dust (2004)
Virus (2006)

Genre: Progressive-Power Metal

Origin FR

Added: January 1st 2005
Reviewer: Bjørnar Bevolden
Artist website: www.heavenly.fr
Hits: 1003
Language: english


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