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Unisonic - Light Of Dawn

Published August 04 2014


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=Staff's pick

Venite 2.0
Your Time Has Come*
Exceptional
For The Kingdom
Not Gonna Take Anymore
Night Of The Long Knives*
Find Shelter*
Blood
When The Deed Is Done
Throne Of The Dawn*
Manhunter
You And I
Judgement Day


Genre Melodic Metal
Michael Kiske
Vocals
Tracks 13
Kai Hansen
Guitar
Running time 60 Min.
Mandy Meyer
Guitar
Label earMusic
Dennis Ward
Bass
Release 01 August 2014
Kosta Zafiriou
Drums
Country Germany
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Keyboard
Producer Dennis Ward
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Unisonic's sophomore album and things have changed a little since before. Light Of Dawn is more attacking overall than the self titled effort, released in 2012. As a whole, a little faster material has been set to action in favor of more mellow stuff, as far as I'm concerned. A lot of the stuff on the latest record was easily labeled as common hard rock, but this new release indicates an involvement of a more metallic orientation as well.

It's far from a total make-over and I should point out that it's definitely not heavy, but it runs in a more melodic form of metal with a little power metal on top. The record roughly includes faster tracks, songs in mid-tempo, semi-ballads and ballads, which in the end comes out as a pretty satisfactory diversity, even though I personally think that they could have cut off some of the placid things. The band has also focused more on the guitars, including riffs, licks and solos. A few songs and specifically the faster ones stand out a little, even if the entire record holds a good standard all throughout.

I have always been a sucker for Michael Kiske's voice and in my point of view his efforts still stand strong until this day. The songwriting is naturally adapted to suit his style and when having his abilities around, anything else would be just ignorant and stupid. Overall, I think that this record is just as good as the debut album, or in fact even slightly better. It's nothing groundbreaking, but it feels fresh and viable and I believe Unisonic has come to stay.

See also review of: Unisonic , Ignition

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Summary



7 chalices of 10 - Tobbe


Related links:

www.unisonic.org
www.facebook.com/unisonicofficial