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Traumer - Avalon

Traumer
Avalon
by Marcos "Big Daddy" Garcia at 29 April 2017, 11:39 AM

Here in these tropical lands where Big Daddy lives in Brazil, I can say that our Metal scene is really good. All genres of Metal have good names here. Let me tell you all: our scene is not only made of SEPULTURA, ANGRA and KRISIUN. These are names that you know due the tours and longevity. But there are many more, and one of those names, a promising one, is from the quintet TRAUMER, from São Paulo. They are releasing their second album, “Avalon”.

They play that way of melodic Power Metal that is extremely knew for many fans, taking inspirations from HELLOWEEN’s “Keepers” age, and some influences from ANGRA as well. Of course ttheir work doesn’t sound new at all (you all have heard this same style many times before), but they have talent and show potential and personality. Their main force is in the synergy between all the musicians, because they focus their energy on creating good songs, not on great exhibitions of technique. Guilherme Hirose (the band’s vocalist) made the recording, engineering, and the mixing of “Avalon”, and the mastering is a very good work from Mike Jussila. The result is a very good sound quality on the album, and you will understand what the band is playing without problems, but it has that essential dose of musical weight that a Metal album must have. The artwork for the cover is a fine work from Jean Michel.

Although it’s their second album, “Avalon” shows that they must improve some aspects, especially that they need to use their personality to create a more personalized form of music, because, as I said above, we heard this style many times before. But “Avalon” with its very good guitars and keyboards parts, the very good vocals shown on “TraumeR”, the catchy melodic lines of “Changes”, the traditional melodic Power Metal song called “Let You Go” (very good guitars one more), the catchy choruses of “Angel of the Night”, and the very good work from bass guitar and drums of “The Song of Broken Hearts” (the song shows a very good and charming energy).

They are talented and have potential to be great one day, but for now, “Avalon” is just a good album.

Originality: 6
Songwriting: 8
Memorability: 6
Production: 8

3 Star Rating

Tracklist:
1. Tempus Est
2. Avalon
3. Forever Starts Tomorrow
4. TraumeR
5. Changes
6. Let You Go
7. Angel of the Night
8. The Song of Broken Hearts
9. Don’t Believe Their Lies
10. Symphony
11. Our Spirit Never Dies
Lineup:
Guilherme Hirose - Vocals
Fábio Polato - Guitars
Nelson Fumiyuki Hamada Filho - Keyboards
Regis Lima - Bass
Filipe Santos - Drums
Record Label: Fastball Records
     


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