Soulspell – “The Second Big Bang”

 Posted by on July 17, 2017 at 06:51  No Responses »
Jul 172017
 

The fourth act of the Soulspell metal opera returns with The Second Big Bang and does not disappoint with another all-star roster of talent showcasing power metal at its finest.

For those unfamiliar with Soulspell and I suspect that may be many readers, Brazilian drummer Heleno Vale writes songs and then assembles and all-star cast of Brazilian and global performers to record the songs.  For this fourth installment, the cast includes and number of signers with impressive careers including: Ralf Sheepers (Primal Fear, Gamma Ray), Tim “Ripper” Owens (Judas Priest, Iced Earth), Timo Kotipelto (Stratovarius), and Blaze Bayley (Iron Maiden), as well as Daisa Munhoz from Vandroya (which released one of my favorite albums so far this year).  As a general rule, the Soulspell rock operas do follow a general musical theme of European power metal with some symphonic and progressive elements thrown in.  Given the all-star cast and genre, one can expect blazing guitar solos throughout as well as an emphasis on the vocals.  This is where some of challenge comes in listening to a project like this in that every song seems to have a different combination of singers and some of the combinations don’t work as well as others  and as a result there can be a disconnected feel to the album since every song sounds different. Continue reading »