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Stormwarning – Stormwarning

by Dave "That Metal Guy" Campbell at 08 May 2023, 12:42 PM

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the upcoming self-titled debut album from STORMWARNING, an exciting new South American melodic rock act centered around the outstanding Argentinian vocalist Santiago Ramonda. For the debut Stormwarning album, he teamed with the production team of Sergio Mazul and Marcelo Gelbcke, the same duo who oversaw the debut album from the amazing Brazilian heavy metal band ICON OF SIN. The album has eleven songs.

“Eye of the Storm” is first up. The riff is familiar and Santiago has a smooth voice in all the ranges. As is common in the genre, much of the melody comes in that big punch in the chorus. Marcelo’s leads are also very well done. “Satellite Falling” begins with keyboard notes and a feeling of longing, and the band delivers another memorable chorus. The sound is somewhat sad…picture how you might feel if you witnessed this. “Sweet True Lies” is more of a power ballad. Us Metalheads from the 1980’s remember these songs fondly. This song has a lot of emotional elements, and another great chorus, though again, it is a little on the sappy side.

“Neon Skies” is a faster and a bit more upbeat. Again, the big punch comes in the chorus, full of melody, and the bridge that follows is also well done. Listen to the note that Sergio hits…it could break the ceiling. “Soldiers of Love” begins with a nice dose of keyboards. From there, it’s another depressing sound. Too many of these songs can weight down an album. The melodies are on point, but the common thread of longing runs strong. “Lovers in the Dark” has another keyboard forward sound in the beginning, but it’s lost in the mix from there. I have always maintained that keys could bring a lot, especially to the AOR genre.

“Horizon Chase” is a bit of a play on words…those who chase the horizon will forever be disappointed, because it is always a moving target and always out of reach. It’s another song heavy on the longing. “Last Trip to Eden” is a little more upbeat, but like the title, it’s the finality of the subject that creates the broken hearted sound. The guitar solo section is very nice, however, and it follows the melody as it should. “Call of the Wild” closes the album, and is the positive song I have been waiting for. The riff is fun, and the song urges you to get off your ass and grab a slice of life. Let’s talk about the positives first. The band is very talented, and has a front man with a wonderful vocal range. Many of the melodies are big and punchy as well. My only critique is that there are too many “sad” sounding songs on the album.

Songwriting: 6
Musicianship: 8
Memorability: 6
Production: 9

3 Star Rating

1. Eye of the Storm
2. Satellite Falling
3. Sweet True Lies
4. Question of Time
5. Neon Skies
6. Way of the Warrior
7. Soldiers of Love
8. Lovers in the Dark
9. Horizon Chase
10. Last Trip to Eden
11. Call of the Wild
Santiago Ramonda – Vocals
Marcelo Gelbcke – Guitars, Bass, Keyboards
Felipe Souzza – Drums
Record Label: Frontiers Music


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