Alexis is the project of Chilean vocalist Freddy Alexis, and Birds of Prey is his debut effort. You will immediately notice Alexis presence on the work. His vocal performance and the supporting vocal arrangements are the dynamics that move Birds of Prey along.
Alexis' style moves easily, effortlessly, through basic melodic hard rock (Golden Path), metal (Birds of Prey), and ballistic metal scream on Metallizer II. Considering Alexis stays more to a melodic metal course, hearing Metallizer II makes you wonder if the same person is singing. Alexis' vocal presence is even more impressive when it lifts mediocre songs like the opener Shadows.
As to the music and songs, Birds of Prey is basically melodic heavy and power metal, heavily influenced by South American style Angra to European style Gamma Ray. While the Intro is a throw away and the following Shadows is dull, the rest of the album really kicks, thanks again to the vocals but also to some fine guitar leads throughout. Best songs include Golden Path, Birds of Prey, Witchblade, and Breaking the Spell. With European support from Cyprus' Pitch Black Records, Alexis and company should get strong promotion and interest. Recommended.
Chilean vocalist Freddy Alexis' Birds of Prey is solid and strong melodic metal vehicle for his versatile metal vocals.
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