Crystal Viper : “Tales Of Fire And Ice ” CD & LP 22nd November 2019 AFM Records. Poland, Germany, Sweden Heavy Metal band.
No need to present this amazing band led by this brilliant musician Marta Gabriel. Playing guitar and singing beautifully, she has made a trace in the Heavy Metal world with her band and guesting in others. With numerous albums since she started, having great musicians. The queen of dark tales is back with a blasting album. Hailing from Poland she has gathered with other talented souls to bring an amazing album that gets the sounds from the eighties Heavy Metal with slight touch of melodies.
So it is with pleasure I discover this new album that is filled with all the best tunes we love so much. A blue color to send your soul into a nice dream, the siren takes your soul. You are embarked into a nice place where music is made to stay. It is never easy to find the right words to describe a great album, mostly when the artist is a master into the genre. She is the Doro from Poland. She is skilled in many artistic fields with a taint of many in one person. The perfect woman in a way.
While like many, this album is not ‘original’ but it flows like a glove on your hand. A perfect fit for anyone into good music. The Metal Heads will bang their head to hurt their back for hours. It has grooves, power and melodies to keep you entertained for hours and days. The kind of album we all wish to hear and that brings a fresh air when so many bands are trying to be so different. Marta knows the receipt and so gives a pearl to the Metal world. This how you know she’s a goddess.
A beautiful “Prelude” to start the enchantment, and there you go. The sixth track “Interlude” to turn the face of the record if you decide to own the LP that has many colors. And for the CD owners an awesome Dokken cover ‘bonus track’ , to kick your ass and let you know they are awesome musicians!
Pounding riffs and drums , the second track “Still Alive” gives you a fresh taste of what to expect. Here is the video :
Now you are all melting, you will certainly buy this masterpiece to blast your ears for long. A pure goodness to make us pride to be Metal Heads. Surrounded by awesome musicians such as Andy Wave , Eric Juris, Blazej Grygiel , Cederick Forsberg , the lady has the best team to win.
Influences ranging from Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Helloween, Firewinf, Doro, Within Temptation.. you get many ingredients to have a receipt that makes the best ‘galette’! A masterpiece without a sign of failure. This is perfect 100/100.