Violet Sun - 2010 - Loneliness In Supremacy
1. Dust In The Wind
2. Inside Out
3. Midnight [Instrumental]
4. When The Lights Go Down
5. Cross The Line
6. Falling In Love
7. Where Is My Way Home
8. My Flame Still Burns
9. Pray On The Grave
10. Break Your Chains
11. Synthetic Pleasures
12. Loneliness In Supremacy [Instrumental]
Loneliness In Supremacy, the debut album from Violet Sun, the new band led by Platens/ex-Thy Majestie vocalist Dario Grillo!!
The Italian-based Violet Sun was founded back in 2005 by vocalist and guitarist Dario Grillo.
He teamed up with Sicilian songstress Allesandra Amata, and they began collaborating on what was to become their debut album.
Loneliness In Supremacy is a mixture of styles that combines elements of Symphonic, Progressive, Melodic rock, Classic Metal, ...
Various healing melodies are designed to appeal to the audience's emotions, but the next moment the more complex arrangements work repelling and push the listener around like a demented pinball.
Also, the seducing interplay between the wide and dynamic range of clean male and female vocals works enchanting.
The music of Violet Sun reminds me of acts like Lunatica, Visions of atlantis, Kamelot, Avantasia, ...
The album opens very strong with "Dust in the wind", I was immediatly impressed by the powerful vocals of Alessandra.
Alessandra Amata is blessed with a natural voice, which shines Violet Sun away from gothic-metal corners and gives the band a broader reach.
Officially a trio, Violet Sun also features a sax player (with an unexpectedly moving performance on "Falling In Love") and an opera choir.
However, apart from the magnificence of the sound and arrangements, the approach of the band is commercial and melodic.
"Cross The Line" and "Pray On The Grave" come closest to the traditional female-fronted european hard rock sound.
"When The Lights Go Down" is even radiable, "Break Your Chains" has a catchy chorus, and "Inside Out" is almost a melodic rocker in its essence.
The song "Midnight" is just amazing , this song reminds me a lot of Dream Theater!!
My absolute favorite is "Falling in love!!
Other highlights are: "Where Is My Way Home", "When The Lights Go Down".
Loneliness In Supremacy is an evolving journey, a complex but interesting mixture of styles such as metal opera music, european hard rock, progressive, modern AOR, all perfectly blended together to create impactful melodies.
A colorful album that demands your attention and bridges the gap between melodic hard rock and symphonic metal, you can add Violet Sun to the ever growing list of quality music that comes from Italy!
A real must buy for all fans of this genre!
Alessandra Amata / Lead vocals & Piano
Alex Grillo / Drum & Percussions
Dario Grillo / Vocals, guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Orchestral scores & production
Last Updated (Monday, 14 February 2011 09:28)