Release date: January 26th 2007
Label: AFM Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Website: www.heavenly.fr
Style: Melodic Power Metal
Rating: 83/100
Reviewed by: Jørgen Ditlev
Date: February 5th 2007

French Power Metal band Heavenly was formed back in 1994; a demo called “Coming from the Sky” was released in 1998. In 1999 Noise Records offered a deal to the band and the first full-length was released in 2000, the album is also called “Coming from the Sky”. Album number two “Sign of the Winner” followed the next year, and the third album “Dust to Dust” followed in 2003.

Now four years later the five guys from Paris are back with a brand new CD called “Virus”, they have stayed true to their sound and still deliver a ass kicking mix of Helloween, Gamma Ray and Sonata Arctica.

But compared with the superb “Dust to Dust”, the “Virus” album seems to be missing something; I just can’t put my finger on what is missing. There are plenty of great tunes like “ Spill Blood on Fire”, “The Power & Fury”, “Bravery in the Field” and “Liberty”, but I miss that WOW feeling I had with “Dust to Dust”. 

“Virus” is still a great album and certainly a lot better than the latest Gamma Ray CD “Majestic”.