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Arcane Tales – Power Of The Sky Award winner

Arcane Tales
Power Of The Sky
by Caio Botrel at 26 November 2019, 10:46 PM

ARCANE TALES is a one man band from Verona, Italy that was created by the writer and musician Luigi Soranno. The songs are about his tales and stories that are on his fantasy saga books.  The musician has recently released under the name of this project his newest album titled "Power Of The Sky" and that's what we are going to talk about.

"Lux Lucet In Tenebris" is the opening song from the album and it's an instrumental one that starts out with the orchestration sounds that grows into something epic as the vocal choirs joins in, creating the perfect ambiance for the fantasy that is about to come. "Power Of The Sky" is the song that gives its name to the album and it starts in the most Power Metal way as possible with fast guitar riffs, drums n' bass and the keyboards creating the right ambiance for the fantasy. The vocals are good and fits the instrumental parts in a good way, the chorus is really catchy and it's just what you can expect from a song from the genre.

"Fire And Shadow" starts with some dark orchestrations and heavier riffs, there's an organ sound that created a whole new ambiance for the song. The chorus is great and we can listen to different vocals. This song has a dynamic that I personally think that its pretty good. The guitar solo here is sick and is totally on the Yngwie Malmsteen kind of style. "Genesis" starts with a really fast orchestration sound and its really catchy. There are cool riffs here and this song has this traditional Power Metal lines on the stanzas and sounds heroic. The chorus is epic and just grab your sword and go out fighting for a better world. "Winds Of Doom" starts with a romantic and calm keyboard that is completed by the orchestrations on the background and the song grows slowly. This is a good and soulful ballad and there's a very inspired guitar solo.

"As A Phoenix" starts out with some cool guitar riffs that reminded me of SYMPHONY X and it's a really heavy song. I liked how both vocals were put together here, the lower and higher ones fit perfectly the song. Oh, this is Power Metal. "Seed Of Discord" will transport you to Dracula's castle as it has a really vampire sound created by the organs and the violins. It has even some guttural vocals as backing vocals and it's by far the most aggressive song on the whole album. It has cool guitar riffs and the chorus feels strong. "The Magic Dance Of The Snow" starts with some cool vocal choirs in the background and a piano sound that is a really good instrumental song. "Into The Cradle Of Sin" is the song that closes the album and it starts out with some kind of electronic sound that reminded me of a vinyl being mixed and some orchestrations as well. This song sounds different from the previous one and reminded me of those intergalactic movies. Then the guitars come in and a great drum work joins it as well. It's a powerful song and it has amazing and epic vocals on the chorus. It has a good dynamic and could easily fits a movie.

"Power Of The Sky" is a great Power Metal album with everything you could ask from this style. The songs are well written and the instrumental parts were well played. The production is good and I think that it has a lot of potential. It's great.

Songwriting: 10
Musicianship: 10
Production: 10
Memorability: 10

5 Star Rating

1. Lux Lucet in Tenebris
2. Power of the Sky
3. Fire and Shadow
4. Genesis
5. Wind of Doom
6. As A Phoenix
7. Seed of Discord
8. The Magic Dance of the Snow
9. Into the Cradle of Sin
Luigi Soranno – Vocals, Guitars, Rhythmic and Orchestral Section Programming
Record Label: Broken Bones Records / Silvestream Records


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