Indigo Dying is the first solo project from Chilean vocalist Gisa Vatcky. The effort was arranged by Serafino Perugino (president, Frontiers Records) and Los Angeles based producer Fabrizio Grossi (Starbreaker, Action). Ms. Vatcky is no stranger to the music industry having worked with Andrea Bocelli, Melissa Etheridge, and Meat Loaf. That is quite a range of musical experiences. A single spin of 'Indigo Dying' proves that Ms. Vatcky has talent and emotion to deliver great melodic rock.
As I listened to 'Indigo Dying' I was reminded of the passion of Tarja Turunen and soul of Robin Beck. Ms.Vatcky has a great voice, very suited to melodic rock. And she's backed up some very good songwriting, musicians, and production. I will not say that every song on her debut is perfect. Yet, I can say with enthusiasm that I enjoyed the entire album. From the beginning I was captivated by Vatcky's shear power and strength. 'All I Never Wanted' is profound introduction to her talents, a blistering rock number with a simmering arrangement and a great chorus. Another great song is 'Breathe In Water,' which performs with Helloween's Michael Kiske. These two are perfect together, the composition and lyrics equally supporting their talents. Other standout songs include the inspiring 'Island' and the brisk near power metal-like, 'Shattered Life.' Vatcky seems to shine best on those songs where she performs in duet. The guest vocalist draws out the best in her. This certainly true on the aforementioned, 'Breathe In Water,' but also 'Superman' and 'Far Enough' where she sings with another great talent Marc Boals (Malmsteen, Ring of Fire).
In the end, I wanted to hear more from Gisa Vatcky. She has the chops to perform both melodic rock and metal. As a freshman debut, 'Indigo Dying' is work she should be extremely proud of. I hope to hear more from her in the years to come. Very recommended.
- Craig Hartranft
Gisa Vatcky is supremely talented and capable of delivering fine vocals for melodic hard rock. 'Indigo Dying' is an excellent representation of her skills. The album rocks and Ms. Vatcky soars.
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