Fireworks

Jaded Star - 'Memories From The Future' http://rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/8e/7f/b4/jaded-star-memories-from-the-future-95-1440966227.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     August 30, 2015    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
3585   0   1   0   0   0

Artist

Label

Label

Genre

There is only one other thing to do ... repeat play.

Jaded Star is a Female-Fronted Symphonic/Gothic Metal project featuring former Visions Of Atlantis leading lady Maxi Nil and drummer Raphael Saini, once a member of Iced Earth. The band is completed by guitarist Kosta Vreto (Horizon's End) and bass player Babis Nikou (Astral DNA, Opened Paradise). If I'm honest VOA never really got my juices flowing but after just a couple of plays of 'Memories From The Future', I was hooked! The JS style has more substance and certainly more power and these qualities generate more impact.

I'm reminded a lot of Stream Of Passion, though the song structures are less Progressive. I'm also reminded of the Beautiful Sin album from several years ago due to the dynamics of the arrangements and the direct approach but JS are by no means in the plagiarising game. The bulk of the material was written by Nil and Nikou and their writing ethic allows for the recognition of individual performances during the instantly memorable songs.

Saini's powerful drumming lays the foundations for some emotionally charged melodies and Vretos' guitar weaves in and out of the melody lines and assaults the senses with some crunching riffs. Nil's vocals are the best I have heard from her and she has the range to give the lyrics life, never over indulgent and always in the context of the song.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site


'The Mask' is a swaggering opener and contains a great hook amongst the subtle time changes and incendiary rhythms. 'Stars' features a great Vreto solo and some fantastic work by Saini; Nil's vocals merely add to the appeal. 'Healing The Inner Child' forges ahead with some more impressive performances, drums and guitars to the fore but it is never at the expense of the music.

Aside from 'Into The End Of Time' and 'In Memory', the songs are generally mid-tempo in pace yet there is never a feeling of repetition. The two ballads are perfect showcases for Nil's skills and her passionate delivery manages to convey some haunting imagery and beauty. Album closer 'Innocence' is the most up-tempo workout on 'Memories From The Future' and possibly the most commercial of the ten tracks on offer. The chorus resonates and the performances are once again top drawer. Nil's production along with the mastering work of Fredrik Nordstrom gives a full sound and played loud the album simply Rocks.

At forty-five minutes, the running time is perfect for me and though material of this nature is generally more epic in scope, the four and five minute length songs still provide plenty to sink the teeth into. It also means there is only one other thing to do... repeat play.

Dave Bott

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  August 2019  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
     1  2  3  4
  5  6  7  8  91011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 2 weeks, 6 days ago
  • SeaDog57 : Thanks Berny got it
  • Berny : @SeaDog57: Not sure why the password disappeared, but it's back. Pls. download your copy from the usual place (i.e. Fireworks - > Bonus CD 87 on the TOP menu). Have fun! :)
  • SeaDog57 : Berny looking for the link and password to Issue 87 free music
  • Berny : @yvesrock: Apologies for the troubles. I've just sent you an email.
  • yvesrock : Hi,I ordered the 11th june the new Fireworks' magazine (issue 87) and I didn't receive it. Can you see if you sent it ? Best wishes Yves
  • yvesrock : Hi,
  • Berny : @Gazza2005: Please accept my apologies for the delay in processing your order. You should have received a confirmation mail by now. We are really trying our best to fix the payment issue as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience! PS: It seems as if you sent the payment twice, we sent you a refund.
  • Gazza2005 : I have bought issue 80 and I still ha e not had confirmation of my download. Please could this be sorted out
  • Gazza2005 : Hello. Can someone direct me to my download please
  • Gazza2005 : Can someone help please
  • Gazza2005 : It’s Fireworks 80
  • Gazza2005 : Just paid for my online version / download but I keep getting failure message. All paid for so what is going on
  • Berny : Sorted! Thanks for your patience, enjoy the magazine! :)
  • HenningHallq : Hey guys! I purchased FIREWORKS #87 yesterday and paid by my paypal, but there is still no download link on my account. Can you help me with this? Thanks a lot!
  • Siodmak : Really thanks !!!!
  • Berny : @Siodmak: Pls. do not worry about the error message, we currently have to process orders manually because of a n issue with our payment system. I do not want to bore you with technical details, but the redirection from PayPal to our shop does not work as it should, that's why your purchase is not assigned automatically. We are working on it! Sorry for the troubles & thanks for your understanding. We hope you like the new issue of Fireworks! :)
  • Siodmak : Hello guys : - ) same problem as with previous number: just purchased Fireworks Mag. 87, and this is the message: "We are sorry, but it looks like your transaction failed". I've paid it with paypol. Thanks for your help!!
  • Berny : @Raphone @colorvine: You should have received your download instructions by now, if you haven't, pls. send a mail to «email» - Sorry for the troubles!
  • colorvine : Hello! Purchased FIREWORKS #87 yeasterday and paid by my paypal, but there is still no download link on my account.Can you help? Thanks
  • Raphone : Hello! Purchased FIREWORKS #87 yeasterday and paid by my paypal, but there is still no download link on my account.Can you help? Thanks
  • Berny : Fireworks Magazine #87 is out now!
  • SeaDog57 : Thanks again Berny
  • Berny : Hi SeaDog57: Apologies!Password can be found in the forum, link was (again) added to the "Fireworks" menu.
  • SeaDog57 : Berny; need a download link for #86 and the pg number for the Code
  • Berny : @Siodmark: Pls. check your mail! Apologies for the troubles, we hope you enjoy the magazine! :)
  • Siodmak : Hello guys! Purchased FIREWORKS #86 and paid by my paypal, but there is no download link on my account. Can you please help me? tnks ; - )
  • Hombre 444 : Got mine reading it now,best Rock Mag out on Market by far.
  • Berny : Fireworks #86 is out now!
  • Johns Band : Happy New year Everyone. Will the music film return.
  • Rocktopia Te : The Rocktopia Team would like to wish you a Merry Christmas! :)

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site