Is there still a chance for melodic metal to sound fresh and original, without losing its authentic and charming spirit? If you believe that the answer is “no”, you have probably never listened to Stranger Vision.
Stranger Visions were born in 2019, aiming to create and realize an extremely personal vision and sound. Catchy music, but not cheesy. Magniloquent, but not tawdry. Technical, but not complex. Modern, but not pimp. And powerful, above all. Poeticais Stranger Visons and was released four days ago and the track Before The Law is a taster of what the band deliver.
The captivating energy of Stranger Visions comes from the toughness of an exquisitely metal impact and the penetrating power of the melodies. Their style is proficient at generating violent and pleasant sensations, both on artistic and emotional level.
Despite the rich songwriting and accurate arrangements, the creative process of Stranger Visions is very free and spontaneous. Some sources of inspiration can be found in the limitless storytelling skills of Savatage, the percussive intensity of Symphony X and the fluent harmonic layers of Blind Guardian and In Flames, but any influence is deeply reworked by the unique personality of the band.
The final result is the above mentioned debut album Poetica: a long musical journey showing Stanger Vision`s talent for creating memorable riffs, epic vocal melodies, compelling rhythms, moderate orchestrations, while working out a quite unique conceptual approach for their genre. The track Soul Redemptions,
The interest of Starnger Visions in human sciences – with special regard to literature, poetry and philosophy – is deepened in thoughtful lyrics, yet open to free interpretation. Poetica is not a concept album, but the universal value of the topics will thrill the listener at least as much as the band’s music.
Some Poetica songs also feature the collaboration with prestigious international guests, such as Zachary Stevens (Savatage, Circle II Circle, Archon Angel), Alessandro Conti (Trick Or Treat, Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody), Alessia Scolletti (Temperance), Fabio Dessi ( Hollow Haze, Arthemis) and Guido Benedetti (Trick Or Treat).
The band’s involvement in the contemporary metal scene is testified to the high expectations that already surround the group, after the sensational covers of Space Oddity (David Bowie), Mad World (Tears For Fears) and Moonshield (In Flames), shared freely by Stranger Visons during the difficult times of the lockdown.
The album was mixed and mastered bythe very skilled Simone Mularoni (DGM) at the renowned Domination Studio in San Marino, the debut album Poetica will undoubtedly lay the foundations of a steadily growing career, which only awaits the complete restoration of concert-related activities to take flight.
Far from being a studio project, Stranger Visions are more determined than ever to establish their artistic consistency and unleash all the melodic power of Poetica, definitely a game-changing record in the Italian and international metal scene.
Ivan Adami – vocals
Riccardo Toni – guitars
Gabriele Sarti – keyborads
Daniele Morini – bass
Luca Giacopini – drums