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One that harks back to a time when Rock music was bold, brash and, above all, fun.

On first glance this had all the hallmarks of a Gothic Metal release, from the name to the male/female dual lead vocals, but nothing could be further from that, a fact proved as soon as opening track 'Welcome To The Show' blasts forth from the speakers. If your tastes veer more towards spandex and big hair, rather than black trench coats and flowing lace, then there may well be plenty to enjoy with 'Ecliptified', their third full release, and their first since 2012's 'Journey Saturnine'.

Although dual male/female vocals are nothing new, there's not many Hard Rock bands with this approach outside of the Gothic field. Sandra Urbanek's powerful, smoky voice has a touch of Doro meets Lzzy Hale to it; not a bad pair to be compared to. Markus Winkler, on the other hand, has a forceful Sebastian Bach approach with an Axl Rose timbre (particularly on 'Hate The Pain') and just a touch of the power of Dio thrown in for good measure. Together they make quite a combination. With a distinctly eighties vibe focussing on big riffs, huge choruses and plenty of swagger, this will come as a welcome relief to those tired of the more serious approach to music these days; one that harks back to a time when Rock music was bold, brash and, above all, fun.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

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There's a good spread of Hard Rockers; from the gloriously titled 'Rock 'N' Roll Medication' to ballads including 'Need Your Love', and a gorgeous 'For Good', where Urbanek could almost be auditioning for The Bangles. It is perhaps the sky-scraping melody of 'Road To Nowhere', which may be the biggest chorus Desmond Child never wrote, or the sultry commerciality of 'Round 'N' Round', that may catch the attention, and even make a break through on mainstream radio.

Ecliptica may not score top marks for originality, or break new ground; but who cares when the music feels this good.

Mick Burgess

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