Genre : Symphonic Power Metal
Youtube Channel : Metalwings Official Youtube Channel
Location : Bulgaria
Release title : Fallen Angel In The Hell
Release type : Digital EP
Release year : 2016
Label : Independent
Buy : Bandcamp
1. Fallen Angel in the Hell 05:45
2. Slaves of the Night 05:31
3. Ship of Shadows 06:07
4. Immortal Metal Wings 05:12
5. Crying of the Sun 04:59
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With a double bass drum attack that will thunder through your speakers, Metalwings descends into the Earthly sphere from high above. Ascending again with rich, lush, expressive vocals from Stela Atanasova, this is just the beginning of the many-layered sound of Metalwings.
Dominant Metal guitars come from the axes of Grigor Kostadinov and Krastyo Jordanov. In contrast is the electric viola of Atanasova's, as well as the keyboards/piano with Angel Kitanov. The effect of this band lies in the blending of seemingly disparate, contrasting elements, perhaps of light and dark. The heavy orchestra of Nikola "Blackie" Ivanov on drums and the aforementioned guitar team are always at the ready, while soaring above are the melody-rich vocals and Classical-style keys. The blending of light and dark, male and female, heavy and melodic is Metalwings' forté.
My personal favourite is "Immortal Metal Wings", which enters with a wickedly mysterious guitar riff that the band builds into with some fist-pumping Metal. It then segues into a descending pattern, sounding sicker and darker than some of their other songs. It is this direction that I hope Metalwings will continue with particularly, but their musical and creative vision is already set. I guess all will depend on the emotional temperament of this highly focussed group of musicians.
I am no expert in Symphonic Power Metal, I greatly appreciate Nightwish but lean more toward darker, more brooding Gothic Metal acts like early Tristania. I can not ignore, however, the accomplishments that Metalwings have made since their inception in 2010. Music this well-orchestrated is not lost on many listeners, and their track record has already shown this. Close to 12 million viewers have watched Metalwings' video for "Crying Of The Sun".
The band is seen playing in medieval-style garb on top of a mountain! Perhaps to top that the more recent video for "Fallen Angel In The Hell" pictures them dangerously close to the edge of a mountain housing a gigantic cave! The band shows a lot of heart and commitment in the making of these videos. I mean, imagine dragging your gear up a mountain?!? Wow, that is Metal dedication.
It is clear that a large audience will continue to gravitate toward Metalwings, who exceed all expectations in the Symphonic Power Metal stakes. They have certainly begun their careers with a bang. The future holds many possibilities for them, and it will be most interesting to hear how future releases reflect the continuing development of Metalwings.
- Vile Ent