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Feanor – We Are Heavy Metal

We Are Heavy Metal
by Bruno Diniz at 19 December 2016, 11:00 PM

FEANOR launches their third studio album called "WE ARE HEAVY METAL" six years after the previous one. Different from the other two firsts, this one is entirely singed in English. The band name was inspired by a character of J. R. R. Tolkien’s book Sillmarilion, who is known specially by his hand and mind abilities. The album was mixed and mastered by Gustavo Acosta and Sebastián Manta, and released by Icarus Music / Massacre Records.

Formed by Walter Angelus (Guitars), Gustavo Acosta (Bass), WIZARD singer, Sven D'Anna (Vocals) and Frank Gilchriest (Drums) , the quartet also counts with friends participation like Ross The Boss (MANOWAR), David Shankle (MANOWAR), Ron Hendrix (TERRA NOVA), and Tony Martin (EX-BLACK SABBATH). The intention of the band is to bring heavy and true metal to the listeners.

There are twelve tracks in the album. "WE ARE HEAVY METAL" is the first song, that carries the name of their release, and shows to the listeners, the classic Power/Heavy Metal counting with large and fast riffs, great solo and melodic clean vocals as well as "The Discipline Of Steel". "Ëol The Dark" and "Ëarendil The Sailor" drive you into Tolkien's fantasy world, telling tales of two characters of Sillmarilion, both are strong and heavy. "Water Gardens" has a very nice piano melody, using a lot of musical elements resulting in a beautiful experience.

"White And Blue" is the good ballad here. "Crying Games" is a very good classic heavy metal song with excellence by Tony Martin. "The Visitors" is the longest track and the summary of the good and well-worked production having many nuance and remarkable vocals. "The Epic Of Gilgamesh Pt.1" is my favorite song of this release, fast and furious, very groovy, it ends the work with primacy.

After working on the new album for six years the band did an excellent job. The production is awesome, but something there is missing on the originality. My impression is that it was a little over-influenced by the references of band members. Still, it is worth listening to it.

Originality: 6
Songwriting: 7
Memorability: 7
Production: 9

3 Star Rating

1. We Are Heavy Metal
2. Ëol The Dark
3. Ëarendil The Sailor
4. The Discipline Of Steel
5. Water Gardens
6. Dagor Nuin Giliath
7. White And Blue
8. Crying Games
9. The Visitors
10. In The Darkness
11. The Scribe
12. The Epic Of Gilgamesh Pt.1 (The Quest For Glory)
Walter Angelus - Guitars
Sven D'Anna - Vocals
Frank Gilchriest - Drums
Gustavo Acosta  – Bass
Record Label: Massacre Records


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