LEONARDO - ARMAGEDDON
HEART OF STEEL RECORDS
Metal To Infinity
Music Publising proudly presents us Leonardo, a new melodic / neoclassical act
that is ready for their second album “Armageddon”. Leonardo, as a name,
sounds great, the frontcover artwork fits to the music, and “Armageddon” is
an album that will appeal to fans of Rainbow, Malmsteen, Stratovarius among
remarkable fact is the origin: Leonardo was formed in Belgrade, the capitol city
of Serbia. Second fact: I know another band from Serbia who released their
second album this year “Egyptian Suite” (Karthago Records). The name of that
band was called Armageddon. I
really don’t know if there is any link between both bands, but it’s rather
unusual that the only two bands that I know from Serbia have the same issue and
theme. The musical content of both bands is totally diverse. Read the review on
this webzine to get an idea what the band Armageddon is all about.
Now, let’s focus on this Leonardo metallers and their new effort.
The recordings of this album happened after a six months break. After the
recordings in August 2008, the band starts to mix the songs in January 2009, to
release the second album on November 10th (European release date).
the inlay artwork we see a clock that is pointing at 5 minutes to midnight, so
this is the moment of truth, before Armageddon is going to take place. The
founder and leader of the band is Ivan D. Milcic, whose also the guitarist,
composer, songwriter and arranger.
This is what they call the main man
of the band.
He found the band around 2001 with his younger brother who’s taking
care of the keyboards for the band.
The first years were really hectic, as many different members came and
The members entered a recording studio to start working on their first
album “Passion And Desire” around 2004. A lot of festivals followed and the
band went on tour across their country as special guest on Riblja Corba Tour
the back of the CD, we see pictures of the three members of Leonardo, so I guess
that they have problems again in finding a suitable bass player to complete the
Anyway, Ivan was responsible for the music on Armageddon and what he did
can be described as marvelous and wonderful! The first track that opens the
album is called ‘Armageddon Has Come’ and this track blew my socks off
What a great sound, good speed, and really impressive and bombastic
This could be Malmsteen anno 2010, but believe it or not, this band is
Really awesome how they succeed in classical arrangements, good rhythm
and awesome vocals!
This band is the next highlight for the upcoming years! People that were
into the Rhapsody style
need to check this band, as they won’t believe their ears!
The guitars are dominant into the songs, the vocals are melting with the
music, so I can easily say that I was totally impressed about the
‘Armageddon’ album of Leonardo!!
is really hard to find or pick some favorite songs as they are all impressive
from start to finish! Check the internet to find some more info regarding
Leonardo, and don’t forget to buy their album online! It’s really worth to
check it out and you will have a good start in 2010!
My Rating: 90 / 100 (Review by Patrick De Sloover)
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