Astralium : “Land Of Eternal Dreams ” Digital & CD 23rd August 2019 Rockshots Records. Italy Symphonic Metal band.
They are times when you get blown away, this small country has so many amazing bands in every music styles. Talented artists who just release albums that are so perfect, and that touches your senses deeply. An amazing cover artwork attracting your eyes with such details, the lights ans shadows. A painting that deserves a LP but exists for most as digital version.
Collectors will jump on the CD version although it is small, a piece of art taking your breath away. It is the first step to get amazed by Astralium. Then you play the album and you get addicted in second. You can’t stop playing this album again and again. Full of influences and remarkable singer, opens a wide space in the music world.
One singer who can give you many voices , gaining automatically the link between other awesome female singers we all love. Roberta Pappalardo is just stunning singer! I am amazed by such power and melodies she can delivers. A siren’s call, she takes your soul. The music just let your feel love and you are sent into a dream.
The album starts with an instrumental intro right from movies. It may remind you The Lord Of The Rings, tales that led to amazing movies. Astralium music is sending you in another world, Peaceful, beautiful, strong and pationate. Full of emotions you will plunge into the ocean of pleasure.
Have a hint and get absorbed :
Power Metal passages, keyboards, high pitch vocals, Opera, everything is here to kick you right in the stomach. Such beauty, it can’t be done by only one band, it features specials guests Tommy Johansson (Sabaton, Majestica), Jo Lombardo (Ancestral, ex- Metatrone), Andy Martongelli(Arthemis ), Stefano “Ghigas” Calvagno (Metatrone, Nefeshcore), Adam Cook (A Hill to Die Upon), Davide Bruno (Metatrone, NefeshCore) and more..
Influence from Within Temptation, Epica, Dynasty, Nightwish, Helloween, Evanescence, Kamelot, Amaranthe…One woman with many voices! Like an enchanting story tales book. Traveling through imagination, your soul will light up , you may never come back.
Giuseppe Pappalardo Bass, Salvo Grasso – Drums & male vocals , Emanuele Alessandro – Guitars, Roberta Pappalardo – Vocals & Piano. An amazing band to blow away the music scene. An album that is so perfect , with all the addition of so many great musicians , it can only give such a brilliant piece of art. Certainly amazing to see live, such it it vibrates through all your body. A masterpiece 100/100.