If you didn't get enough of guitar wizard Dushan Petrossi's epic power petal with last year's Savage Requiem from Magic Kingdom, he's back with even more with the sixth Iron Mask album Diabolica. Dushan and crew welcome a new voice to the band with Helker's Diego Valdez.
So then, Diabolica basically puts the needle to the thread that Dushan has been sowing since 2002. More of the same, you ask? Yeah. Pretty much, but that's not a bad thing. Iron Mask continues to perform epic melodic power metal formed around Dushan's swell of riffage and wail of rousing, mostly neo-classical, guitar solos. These in turn are embellished by dense orchestration and complimented by lavish, sometimes choral like, vocal arrangements. Also, as done in the past, Dushan conjures lyrical themes both fictional and historical characters, events, and places for his songs. There's Doctor Faust, Oliver Twist, and Galileo. Yet, also the Ararat for the resting place of the Biblical ark and Flying Fortress for the famed Boeing B-17 four-engine heavy bomber used in WWII. Of course, what be heavy metal with out some supernatural or demonic allusion as with March 666 or The Rebellion Of Lucifer. Bottom line? Diabolica is pure Iron Mask: epic and lavish, bombastic and outrageous, neo-classical guitar driven power metal. If you liked all the preceding albums, you will enjoy this one. Recommended.
Diabolica is pure Iron Mask: epic and lavish, bombastic and outrageous, neo-classical guitar driven power metal. If you liked all the preceding albums, you will enjoy this one. Recommended.
Mat Sinner is both an icon and legend in the German, and the larger European, hard rock and heavy metal scene. Cranking out music since 1982, Sinner is an industrious and prolific musician and producer whether through his namesake band, the heavy metal heroes Primal ... [ Read More ]