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Exile Of Heaven: The Illusion Of Randomity
Exile Of Heaven The Illusion Of Randomity CD Album Review

Exile Of Heaven: The Illusion Of Randomity

Melodic/Heavy/Power Metal
3.5/5.0

Randomity. Is that a word? When a band's native language is not English, I sometimes wonder what they have in mind when crafting lyrics or an album title. But, indeed, randomity is a word (Google it yourself), and part of the title for Greek metal band Exile Of Heaven's debut release, The Illusion Of Randomity on Greece's Steel Gallery Records.

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Exile Of Heaven

Exile Of Heaven's sound can be described quite easily. The quartet plays traditional melodic heavy power metal. You'll hear classic influence from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal to modern peers and purveyors of European power metal. The elements are fundamental: twin guitar harmony, stinging lead guitar solos, a galloping, as necessary, rhythm section, and clean, yet a bit assertive, metal vocals from rhythm guitarist Ilias Kytidis. The only problem with his voice is that I could not understand most anything he was singing. Lyrics would have been helpful.

As for the songs within, the album is bookended by an instrumental intro and outro. In between, most of the songs are characterized by a playful balance of moderate to quick tempos. Yet, a song like Graveyard Of Dreams is rather quick from start to finish. Following a tried and true classic metal formula, EoH often uses gang chant vocals in their vocal arrangements as within Sky's Embrace, a song with a nice rock groove. There's a touch of keyboards for symphonic embellishment, notable within Path Of Heaven, perhaps the most subdued song here.

All in all, The Illusion Of Randomity is a fine first effort for Greek newcomers Exile Of Heaven. Not necessarily groundbreaking, but rather more derivative of the genre, the album was still a satisfying listen. Check it out.

Exile Of Heaven - Sky's Embrace


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The Illusion Of Randomity is a fine first effort for Greek newcomers Exile Of Heaven. Not necessarily groundbreaking, but rather more derivative of the genre, the album was still a satisfying listen.

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