have been listening to this album constantly for the past few days, and
I really like the second album from French band Hauteville a lot
- I am very impressed with vocalist Lydie Gosselin. She has one of those
singers you immediately falls in love with.
take a listen to songs like "Like Anybody Hellse" or the
cover-version of the classic Dalbello song: "Immaculate Eyes"
or the very strong opener: "Monster (The Race)" - where she
really shows just how a great vocalist she is, and she often reminds me of a hard rock
version of Madonna or Kate Bush.
music spans from pure pop to progressive rock, very symphonic, emotional
and well crafted. Their rather strange mix is actually quite unique, and
offers fans of hard rock a nice little trip into more progressive
One of the nicest surprises this year so far, and an
album I am sure will help this up and coming French band gain a lot of
more well-deserved recognition.
be warned this has more common with Kate Bush and Madonna than with
Dream Theatre. This is not a metal album, but don't let that scare you
off because this album is packed with good melodic music...