Headless – Melt the Ice Away

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Göran Edman is the most known name in the line up of this Italian. Göran Edman, known from his vocals on albums with Yngwie Malmsteen of course. The music is hardrock/metal with a lot of melody in Whitesnake/White Lion style, sing a long refrains and progressive influences. The lot of the songs are mid-tempo rock/metal tracks and some solos remind me a bit of Van Halen and in the track “Shortage” I have to think of the band Skintrade.

The ballad “Frame” has a lot of Queensryche influences and in “A Senseless Roaring Machine” bands like Dream Theater and Fates Warning can be added. Talking about Fates Warning, on “Frame” there is a guest appearance of Jim Matheos. I like the songs with a lot of progressive elements best. My absolute favorite however is “Stilness Of the Heart”, the fastest and heaviest track on the album with great riffs and a lot of variety. All in all a fine melodic rock/metal album with some fine progressive elements.

 

Tracklist:

01. So Much Of a Bore
02. Good Luck Resized
03. Melt the Ice Away
04. Frame
05. Shortage
06. A Senseless Roaring Machine
07. Stillness Of the Heart
08. Gather Knowledge Gather Wisdom
09. When Dreams & Past Collapse

Playing time: 41:00

Release date: 27 May 2016

Label: Mighty Music

Website: www.headlessofficial.com

Reinier de Vries
About Reinier de Vries 322 Articles
Once a metal head, always a metalhead. My parents thought it would only be a period, but they were wrong. I quit to explain the beauty of metal music to others that are not into metal, because it is something you can't tell in words... It is like explaining to a teetotaller why a cold beer is so nice on a hot day... I started with bands like Accept, Metal Church, Iron Maiden and Metallica in the eighties and I think I will still listen to them when I'm stone deaf and old...

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