Do all good things have to come to end? I hope not! Composer and keyboardist Philippe Giordana completes his Osyrhia trilogy with 'Score To A New Beginning,' a hugely entertaining work of epic symphonic power metal. I'm hoping, as the title implies, that more from this talented and creative musician will be on the horizon even as this journey ends.
'Score To A New Beginning' is all that you would expect Giordana. His composition has yielded massive and sweeping scores of melodic metal where grand vocal arrangements, lush keyboard layers, and epic guitar solos soar to the heavens. Giordana is helped along the way be an impressive cast of musicians (see credits at right) who not only bring their talent but passion to the performance. Vocalist Marco Sandron (Pathosray) is particularly compelling on the more heavier pieces 'Godsent' and 'At the Gates Of Morken.' Additionally, kudos must go to every contributor of a guitar solo for they are all masterful and epic. Yet, the single greatest attribute of this work is Giordana's exceptional gift of taking all music talents and elements and joining them into a seamless and cohesive arrangement. All the songs do this extremely well, but 'Score To A New Beginning' is the preeminent example of Giordana's skillful handiwork.
Philippe Giordana concludes his Osyrhia trilogy on 'Score To A New Beginning' which, quite frankly, is his masterpiece. With this conclusion he has become the Peter Jackson of storytelling in epic symphonic power metal. I look forward to his future projects. Highly recommended!
Philippe Giordana concludes his Osyrhia trilogy on 'Score To A New Beginning' which, quite frankly, is his masterpiece. With this conclusion he has become the Peter Jackson of storytelling in epic symphonic power metal. I look forward to his future projects.
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