ARTIST:

KILMARA

(SPAIN)
TITLE:

ACROSS THE REALM OF TIME

(2018)
LABEL:

AUTRE LABEL

GENRE:

MELODIC METAL

TAGS:
High-pitched vocals
"If the influences of Masterplan, Angra or Helloween are obvious, Kilmara nevertheless manages to infuse his own musicality and a supplement of soul provoking a simple and immediate pleasure."
OCERIAN (07.01.2019)  
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To make "Across The Realm Of Time", the Catalans of Kilamara recruited the American Daniel Ponce on vocals and the Argentinean virtuoso Miguel Laise on guitar. Always produced under the leadership of Roland Grapow (ex-Helloween, Masterplan) in his Slovakian studios, "Across The Realm Of Time" enjoys a perfect, very well-balanced mix that respects both power and melody.

The first instrumental track very close to a movie music is a good introduction. 'Purging Flames', quite dynamic track, with a swift guitar without being demonstrative has not much to envy the best melodic power metal bands. It benefits from an efficient and catchy chorus. Ponce's vocals are very pleasant, at the same time quite high-pitched and catchy, and are versatile with an extended timbre. 

With the liking of the titles, one will find this beautiful mastery which serves compositions not always very original but it doesn't matter, the pleasure is there. 'The Silent Guide' is slower, a little heavier too, but very efficient on the melodic level. With these various assets, the Barcelonians are more than convincing. Laise's technical contribution is undeniable - he knows how to be as measured as he is enthusiastic in his (too) short solos. 'The End Of The World' has a very powerful chorus and masterful sleeve descents. The subtle production allows to never fall into an aggressive pure metal even if sometimes all the ingredients are present. Thus, one can observe very vigorous riffs, corrosive rhythmics perfectly well executed by an impeccable bass/drum couple in unison. Kilmara allows himself to make some progressive digressions like on the energetic 'Principles of Hatred' or the heavy and aggressive 'The Forge'.

If the influences of Masterplan, Angra or Helloween are obvious, Kilmara nevertheless manages to infuse his own musicality and a supplement of soul provoking a simple and immediate pleasure.


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TRACK LISTING:
01. ...And into the Realm
02. Purging Flames
03. The Silent Guide
04. The End of the World
05. My Haven
06. Principles of Hatred
07. The Forge
08. Disciples
09. I Shall Rise Again
10. Out From the Darkness...

LINEUP:
Dani Ponce: Chant
Didakio: Basse
Javier Morillo: Batterie
John Portillo: Guitares
Miguel Laise: Guitares
Jordi Longán: Claviers / Invité
Roland Grapow: Guitares / Invité / Choeurs
Viktorie Surmøva: Chant / Invité
   
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