Fireworks

CD Reviews

Amberian Dawn - 'Innuendo' http://rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/5f/df/f8/amberian-dawn-innuendo-48-1449000314.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     December 01, 2015    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
3812   0   1   0   0   0

Artist

Title

Label

Genre

A closely guarded secret for far too long, it's time Amberian Dawn had a serious profile hike in the U.K.

Sophisticated and supremely melodic Symphonic Metal from Finland (wish we could bottle what those buggers have clearly been putting in the water for the past few years!), Amberian Dawn have been wowing European audiences for the best part of a decade now, yet for some curious reason their profile in the U.K. remains stubbornly low key. Given the popularity of other, in some instances less meritorious, Female-Fronted bands that strikes me as increasingly odd, but hey that's the fickle nature of this ramshackle business I guess.

'Innuendo' is their sixth full-length studio album if you exclude 2013's re-recorded 'Re-Evolution' set, and for anyone inquisitive enough to wonder what this jaded old hack is babbling on about, it serves as a very good introduction to the band. Blending together Classical themes, bombastic arrangements, svelte vocals and a rapier like hint of Metallic zeal, the AD sound draws upon a bountiful well of influences that includes anyone from Sonata Arctica to Mozart, Edenbridge to Handel, Nightwish to Bach...

Light and breathy one minute, melodramatic and urgent the next, 'Innuendo' (like all its predecessors) marks a calculated step forward for the band as they soak up more ideas and integrate them into the AD sound. The fragile beauty of 'Angelique' for example could quite easily have emanated from the pen of Andrew Lloyd Webber, whilst the galloping 'Rise Of The Evil' is a resolutely Neo-Classical romp through Stratovarius/SA territory (with a touch of Nightwish).

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


"New" vocalist Päivi "Capri" Virkkunen builds upon the solid start she made on her 2014 debut 'Magic Forest'... indeed, the biggest compliment to her (I think) is that you don't really miss her predecessor Heidi Parviainen, so seamlessly has she slotted into the AD set-up. The band sound as assured and adept as ever, the musical collage they've created perhaps their most ambitious and diverse sounding to date without ever losing the core appeal of what they band is all about.

Song-wise the album ebbs and flows as you'd expect (more often than not within the context of one song), dramatic peaks like 'Fame & Gloria' or 'Chamber Of Dreadful Dreams' contrasting well with brooding mini epics such as 'Your Time – My Time'... jeez, if only Yngwie Malmsteen still had the inclination to come up with classical refrains as strong as that!

A closely guarded secret for far too long, it's time Amberian Dawn had a serious profile hike in the U.K., and to these ears, 'Innuendo' is the album to do it!

Dave Cockett

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 2020  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
       1  2
  3  4  5  6  7  8  9
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 1 month, 2 weeks ago
  • Rocktopia Te : @kbm1983: Currently, all orders have to be be processed manually. This could take a few hours. Sorry for the delay, you shoulkd have received a mail containing download instructions by now. @ all: Pls. do not worry in case you see a PayPal transaction error message. Your order was received, pls. do not order the magazine twice. Many thanks for your understanding!
  • kbm1983 : Hi, I bought #91 earlier today but its still not in my downloads. Can you check it out please. Thanks!
  • Rocktopia Te : @ Man Shaped Wolf: You should have received a mail containing download instructions yesterday. Sorry for the delay!
  • Man Shaped W : Hey, same as defron but for 91 :) excited to read our review
  • Berny : @Defron: Can you pls. check your mail? Many thanks, B. :)
  • Defron : Hi guys. Bought #90 couples of hours ago but still not in my downloads . Can you check pls regards Ro
  • Berny : @SoCal Rocker: Welcome back! There are 50 free issues of Fireworks Magazine for you (and of course all other Rocktopians) to download. Check out the news on the frontpage. Stay happy, safe & healthy. Best wishes to California!
  • SoCal Rocker : Hello from Burbank CA, I had to change my name and PW. How's anyone doing?
  • Rocktopia Te : @davidputnam: Could you please check your email? Many thanks & best regards, RT
  • davidnputnam : I ordered 86 - 90 and received paypal receipt, but cant find in downloads. Please advise.
  • davidnputnam : I ordered 86 - 90, but cant find in Downloads. i have the paypal receipt.
  • Berny : @rarock: Glad we were able to sort this out. Thanks for your purchase!
  • rarock : Hi there. I have similar problem with Issue 90, payed by Paypal, but doesnt show in Orders or in Downloads. Thanks for help
  • KI2000 : Thanks Fireworks Magazine and Rocktopia!
  • Hysteria : WOW! Thanks to the Fireworks Team for this AMAZING offer. YOU GUYS ROCK!!!! \m/ \m/
  • Rocktopia Te : Check out the Fireworks Magazine Corona quarantine give - away!
  • Johns Band : Royal Hunt new concept album in the works to be released in 2020.
  • Berny : @WardyS1: I will contact you by e - mail.
  • WardyS1 : Hi. Also purchased 90 couple days back but not in my orders have receipt. Cannot find an email to contact instead link sorry
  • Rocktopia Te : @tomandpam: Hope this is now sorted and you were able to download the magazine
  • tomandpam : I ordered a download of #90 and it's not in my orders and I have the PayPal receipt. Can you help with this? Thanks
  • Berny : @zom414: Apologies for my late reply. Could you please contact me directly at «email» ? Many thanks in advance!
  • zom414 : Trying to change my password but the security question won't accept my answer, can you help?
  • SeaDog57 : just an observation. I just got Issue 89 at the Bookstore and when i looked at the spine of the magazine it says "Fireworks Issue 85 Winter Jan - Mar 2019" Was this a misprint? The rest of the Magazine is Issue 89. Was just wondering did anyone else notice this?
  • Berny : Apologies! Magazine can now be accessed from your download section. Best wishes, B.
  • Berny : @Martykelly: We're sorry
  • Martykelly : Just purchased issue 89 hoping its going to be in my download soon.
  • Johns Band : Will "Watch & Listen" music videos make a comeback. Just order H.E.A.T. "Live In London" CD.
  • Berny : @the trapps: Apologies for the delay in processing your order. The magazine is now available in your downloads section.
  • the trapps : waiting for the issue 89 which we purchased to be in our downloads section ???

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