extraordinary #1 from France Stephan Forté is back with album number
three simply called "Dominate". Forté & co. continues
down the path they explored on their first two albums "Sanctus
Ignis" and "Underworld" - neo-classical metal with strong
progressive metal influences.
is the most mature and diverse album to date from Adagio, with the death/black
metal ingredients introduced in small portions on "Underworld"
given more room on this album.The songs are more powerful and a bit
darker and they are less symphonic than before. This is much more of a
band effort, but don't worry there is still plenty of room for Stephan
guy on vocals - Brazilian Gus Monsanto - is doing a very good job
filling the spot for now departed David Readman. Just listen to his
performance on the albums ballad "Kissing the Crow" or his
interpretation of "Fame" - which ends up being a very cool
cover version of a not very obvious choice to make a remake of, but they
pull it off in style.
six remaining songs are all kept in the proven style of their previous
albums spiced up with a few surprises, and will surely please all fans
of theirs as well as fans of progressive and neo-classical metal.