you have the guts to call yourselves Operatika, to play symphonic power
metal and to have a classical
trained female vocalist, then the comparison with bands like
Nightwish and Within Temptation is bound to come up. But when you are as
talented and your songs are as strong as they are on this highly
impressive demo CD from American band Operatika, then there's no need to
sell yourself short.
by outstanding opera singer Slava Popova, this band has the talent and the songs to
catapult them to stardom, if the right record label picks them up. But
the rest of the band leaves nothing to be desired for, starting with
guitarist Bill Visser's very powerful playing style and excellent leads,
the wonderful keyboard harmonies from Anna Dok, the intense bass lines
from Stan Folcik, who together with drummer Yuri Liakhovitch builds a
very strong foundation for the songs.
demo offers 3 outstanding symphonic power metal songs, along with a
short intro, but simply to label them as
is really "only" a demo CD, but the press-kit we have received
is so professional, that I'll treat this release as a regular release.
It only shows how serious they take their music, and I can only hope the
right label comes along and pick them up, because they have clearly won
Not convinced yet? Then I suggest you take a listen to the song "The Calling", which is available on their site. You can also order the demo CD there... so what's stopping you....