BETO VAZQUEZ INFINITY - EXISTENCE PART 1
BVM / ICE WARRIOR RECORDS
Metal To Infinity
Vazquez Infinity is a band I am following since a very long time. You see, I
have always been a big fan of Tarja Turunen, the former singer of Nightwish
although I realize she doesn’t need any introduction. A few albums before she
made part of this, let me call it, project and she really blew me away with her
performances. The music, written by the Argentine guitar player Beto Vazquez was
fantastic, Tarja’s voice Godlike. But the story ended there and I’ve read it
was far too difficult for the best soprano Metal vocalist on earth to further
lean her voice to this music. That must have been a big disappointment for Beto
Vazquez but the man didn’t really gave up.
project continued and so I can represent you his newest album, released by Ice
Warrior Records which is a division company of Rock It Up Records.
The concept is still the same and although Beto Vazquez has his own band
he also searches for worldwide musicians and vocalists to join him on his
releases. This ain’t exactly a Metal opera, but at least it’s a concept CD,
part I. This time musicians like Alfred Romero and Enrik Garcia (Dark Moor),
Jacob Hansen (Anubis Gate) and plenty of others are showing their talents to
this musical project. Several songs have female voices although they can’t
hook up with for example Tarja Turunen, Sabine Edelsbacher or Candice Night who
appeared on his albums before.
result is that one after another qualitative played song is heading your way. If
you’re into technical played first class Power Metal this record will satisfy
you from the beginning until the end. Spectacular guitar riffs and solos,
amazing drum parts, fast fingered keyboard parts…all are foreseen. And the
vocal performances are outstanding or what did you expect? Some samples and
spoken voices are mixed in the songs and that doesn’t miss its effect. Is it
original? No. Is it good? Yes!
wise this album is not always that easy to label but let me try to describe it
as some kind of mixture between neo-classical Heavy Metal and European oriented
Power Metal. The music is pretty enlightening and although tracks like “The
Temple” and “Dark Night” might sound dark the music isn’t. This is
modern Heavy Metal, respecting their roots but it goes all the time far beyond.
A Progressive touch is obvious with all these schooled and experienced musicians
but that makes my respect only bigger.
Beto Vazquez has formed a true band around him and it’s about time to hit the
road and tour! Nowadays live performances are necessary to keep the head above
the dark water and I’m quite sure this band is no exception on that rule. I
have no idea how popular this band really is worldwide but the Avantasia
projects for example were extremely wanted so….
is another good album of Beto Vazquez and fans from the first hour can buy it
blindfolded. People who are ignorant about it yet like modern Power Metal like
Rhapsody Of Fire, Avantasia etc. mixed with a slice of Progressive and
Neo-classical ingredients should try this one out. http://www.betovazquezinfinity.com.
My Points: 81 / 100 (Review by Officer Nice)