It's not everyday you get the opportunity to listen to female
fronted metal from Rumania. Romanian band Magica
has released two albums: 'The Scroll of Stone' from 2001 and 'Lightseeker'
from 2004, both of them were released internationally, but
'Hereafter' is their first Worldwide release.
Magica is just like so many other female
fronted bands a fine combination of symphonic, gothic, power and
melodic metal - but this is simply a bit too safe for my liking.
Sure they have a very good vocalist in Ana Mladinovic, who with her
classic trained background displays great skills, and the band is
talented and tight. But they are walking the same paths, which have
been covered by the genre giants many, many times. They do simply
not bring enough independence and own ideas to rise above the
I am left with a feeling of discontent because the
stones for a good album are in place, Magica does however
never manage to put them together in the right order and delivers a
mediocre album, which most likely will go under in the massive flow
of female fronted metal that is being release these days.
I recommend you take a careful listen before you
decide whether or not this is worth your hard earned money... To me
there's just no magic about them at all...