Fireworks

Apollo - 'Waterdevils' http://rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/29/73/1c/apollo-waterdevils-77-1488138255.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     February 26, 2017    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
4446   0   1   0   0   0

Artist

Artist

Title

Label

Genre

We say it far too often, but this really is an album that's "all killer, no filler". Be a devil and treat yourself.

Apostolos "Apollo" Papathanasio (to give him his full Sunday title) is of Swedish birth but Greek ancestry and 'Waterdevils' is his first solo album. Opting for a life as a Rock/Metal vocalist when he was still in his teens, Apollo has spent over two decades fronting numerous bands, the most notable being Time Requiem, Meduza, and Evil Masquerade. However, it was in 2005, whilst mixing an album for TR, that a chance meeting with guitarist and fellow Greek Gus G (Mystic Prophecy, Dream Evil, Ozzy Osbourne) eventually led to him fronting Greek Power Metal band Firewind. Apollo remained with the band until 2013 and recorded four albums before concentrating his vocal prowess on his second job, Stoner Metal band Spiritual Beggars.

Since then, Apollo has been busy writing and recording material initially intended to be used under a "project band" moniker, but friends and collaborators persuaded him to emerge from the shadows and become a solo artist for the first time. 'Waterdevils' features a cornucopia of Classic Rock influences from the late seventies to the mid-eighties. I picked out nuances from Uriah Heep, Deep Purple, Kiss, Rainbow, the Scorpions and early Iron Maiden ... but I'm sure you'll find a multitude of others. That said, this is not a copycat album – this is clearly Apollo (supported by a cast of close musician friends) flexing his exceptional vocal chords, unassuming guitar skills and delivering an opus that reflects his impregnated love of the Classic Rock genre.

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


Opener 'Revolution For The Brave' sets the bar high; up-tempo, galloping riffage with a Metal edge and a contagious chorus to boot. Initially, the vocal sounded very Paul Stanley-esque but as the album evolves I could clearly hear Ian Gillan, David Byron, David Coverdale and Ronnie James Dio influences too. 'Liberate Yourself', 'Buried In A Flame', 'Safe And Sound', 'Crossing The Lines' and 'Chasing Shadows' all display the Classic Rock fundamentals, but each song has more than enough variation to maintain interest and enjoyment. On the home straight, 'Rise Up', 'I Need Rock 'N' Roll' and 'Through The Fire' exhibit a more commercial element. 'Fallen Endlessly' and 'Stop' deserve special mentions – the former is a sumptuous, slow-tempo song whilst the latter evokes resemblances to Dio's halcyon days.

We say it far too often, but this really is an album that's "all killer, no filler". Be a devil and treat yourself.

Dave Crompton

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

<<  March 2020  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
        1
  2  3  4  5  6  7  8
  9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 10 hours, 32 minutes ago
  • 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 ???
  • Berny : @tomandpam: Many thanks for your purchase. The download instructions were sent yesterday, please contact me at «email» should you haven't received the email.
  • tomandpam : I paid for a download on issue 89 and didn't receive the download. Please let me know when I can get it. Thanks
  • Berny : @zom414: Fireworks Magazine #89 will be available at selected UK based newsagents on December 16th. The digital version can already be purchased in our Download Store.
  • zom414 : When's the next mag due for release?
  • Berny : @el nowy: Apologies for the delay in processing your order. Pls. check your mail!
  • el nowy : Hi, how long does it take for my download license to be available? I purchased it 3 days ago. Thanks!
  • Rocktopia Te : @l.thijs: Apologies for the delay, your digital copy can now be downloaded from your "My Downloads" section.
  • l.thijs : Hi Fireworks Magazine. I made a purchase on 10 nov and I paid by Paypall. I bought the #85 fireworks mag download for GBP3,50. But I didn,t receive anything. Please can you find out what's going on?
  • kazooba : I have digital versions of every issue from 27 thru 88, any way I can get issues 1 - 26 with cd's digitally?
  • Berny : @SeaDog57: The links are in the Fireworks menu. Have you tried scrolling down? Maybe your screen size is too small...
  • SeaDog57 : Berny; there are only links up to Fireworks 86. Which is kinda strange because i already downloaded CD 87 but i'm looking for the link to CD 88...Chris
  • Rocktopia Te : @Johns Band: Can you please contact us here: «email»
  • Johns Band : Fireworks Magazine 88 did not arrive by post. paid by PayPal. Any Suggestion.

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