Seven Angels
Faceless Man

Release date: 2006
Label: Encore Records
Provided by: Seven Angels
Power Metal

Rating: 85/100
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: April 12th 2006

When I was approached by Seven Angels I had never heard of them, but now I've had their sophomore album for a good week, and must say I am highly impressed with this album. Seven Angels hails from Brazil.

Seven Angels is basically a power metal band with a female vocalist, but they are never limited within the boundaries of power metal. And their influences range from melodic metal, thru thrash and progressive metal.

This is in your face fast and furious power metal with a strong focus on a very strong guitar section, which is what impresses me the most on this cool album. The duo of Karím Serri and Régis Lafayette delivers one stunning riff after another throughout the album, and the leads are all excellent.

The rhythm section of Eliézer Leite on the drums and Gustavo Martins on the bass makes an equally impressive impression, which brings me to my main objection to this album - the vocals from Debora Serri. Not that she is an awful singer; I do just feel some of her vocals could have been better. I do feel she too often is holding back and I wish she would let it rip and scream her lungs out, because she does have the ability and range to bring this album up the next level...

If you are into power metal with female vocals, then there's no way around this album. I know I am a sucker for this kind of metal. However that is not why I do recommend this album to all power metal fans, it's because this is an album packed with great and powerful metal songs and the guitar work alone makes this album great and worth checking out.

Check out their very professional website for more info, you can buy the disc directly there and from various well assorted record stores around the World.