ARTIST:

ARCHON ANGEL

(UNITED STATES)
TITLE:

FALLEN

(2020)
LABEL:

FRONTIERS RECORDS

GENRE:

HEAVY METAL

TAGS:
Epic, High-pitched vocals, Old School
"Archon Angel signs with "Fallen" a seductive and efficient Heavy Metal record, very close to Savatage in some tracks."
NOISE (20.04.2020)  
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Archon Angel is a new band that was formed in 2019 and brings together names known to melodic metal fans. It includes Zak Stevens, ex Savatage and singer of a Circle II Circle that has been put on hold, Yves Campion from Nightmare, Marco Lazzarini and Aldo Lombobile from Secret Sphere. This little band signed to Frontiers and delivered a first opus, "Fallen". With such a line-up we can expect a first-rate result. But one should be careful, Zak Stevens' last adventures with Circle II Circle had been disappointing.

This caution will soon be forgotten as the band is so inspired. On several occasions he comes close to the genius of Savatage. 'Fallen', 'Under The Spell' and 'Return To The Storm' are great moments close to the masters. We find the same musical intelligence with the keyboard bringing very soulful melodies and unstoppable chorus and canon choruses. On the guitar the work is brilliant on every riff and solo with an epic and progressive side, and there is Zak Stevens who carries the titles with a powerful and catchy vocal, full of feeling when the tone is more settled.

We find with 'The Serpent', 'Rise' and 'Faces Of Innocence', good moments of heavy melodic music, in a more classical vein but mastered: the balance between strength and melody is perfect, the choruses are excellent and we appreciate the instrumental parts of high flight.  There are also two other beautiful songs: 'Twilight', darker, which offers a good symphonic side that blends perfectly with the progressive power side for a result close to Nightwish and 'Brought To The Edge' which is a delicate ballade with softness and nuances and allows Zak to shine once again.

"Fallen" is a perfect business card for Archon Angel who launches his career in the best possible way. It allows us to find a Zak Stevens at the top of his game and at his side talented team-mates who rediscover the spirit of Savatage while having a strong personality. It will be interesting to follow the journey of this beautiful little troop.


More informations on https://www.facebook.com/archonangelband/





TRACK LISTING:
01. Fallen
02. The Serpent
03. Rise
04. Under the Spell
05. Twilight
06. Faces of Innocence
07. Hit the Wall
08. Who's in the Mirror
09. Brought to the Edge
10. Return of the Storm

LINEUP:
Aldo Lonobile : Guitares
Antonio Agate : Claviers / Piano
Marco Lazzarini: Batterie
Yves Campion: Basse
Zak Stevens: Chant
   
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