Gentleman's Hurricane' is the
world's first cinematic metal triple pack consisting: a CD,
a Comic Book and a DVD. In this review I will concentrate mostly on
the musically aspect of things, simply because its the only thing
I've received for reviewing purpose.
Let me start by making one thing clear: 'A Gentleman's Hurricane'
has released before way back in the shade. They have even managed to
top their latest album, the critical acclaimed 'Walking
On H2O', and they have taken it upon themselves to create a concept
album, which should be compared to the likes of Queenr˙che's
Operation: Mindcrime or Shadow Gallery's Tyranny, and to be honest:
they have succeeded in creating a very special conceptual package,
but they have not quite made it musically.
The whole concept about the life of Adam Evangelista, an assassin,
who is confessing his assassinations and life story to his new found
friend Father Cavallero Di Mori was written, arranged and produced
by drummer Daniel Flores, who is the musical mastermind behind this
very strong progressive statement from this Swedish trio.
'A Gentleman's Hurricane' is a dazzling and well though-through
concept album with plenty of rich progressive metal passages,
infectious musical hooks and showcases a brilliant vocal performance
by Andreas Novak. The many special guests add spice to the whole
story, most of them portraying different characters in the story,
and the whole thing is wrapped in a perfectly balanced production,
which just adds to the entertainment.
and Lion Music is going all the way with this release and the total
package has it all. The album artwork and comic book have been
produced by leading graphic artist
visualising the concept and music written by Daniel Flores. The
accompanying "Making of A Gentleman's Hurricane' DVD offers an
insight into the production and the creation of the album.
'A Gentleman's Hurricane' is a great concept album, one which isn't
quite cracking the barrier into the absolute Top elite, but it's
close and I really look forward to see where this album will take
the band, and to see what they can come up with next... For now - do
get this great piece of progressive metal.