LUCA TURILLI'S DREAMQUEST
"Lost Horizons" (Magic Circle; 2006)
Reviewed by Mike SOS
Female fronted operatic techno metal? Yup, that's what Luca Turilli (Rhapsody's guitar man -- exclusively on the keyboards on this project) unveils with "Lost Horizons," a grandiose 12-track affair ready-made for an over-the-top, Vegas-esque stage show, a figure skater's latest program, or the bastardized matching of Meatloaf and Evanescence with elements of Abba and Dream Theater thrown in.
Heavy on Euro metal with massive orchestration and glass-shattering operatic vocal overtones, tracks like "Energy" and "Virus" exhibit unmistakably dramatic structures that literally scream out to be made into a colossal production.
Perhaps one day "Lost Horizons" will be arriving on Broadway but, for now, fans of superfluous symphonic metal will have to settle for this offering.
For more information, check out http://www.lucaturilli.net.
A classic. This record will kick your ass.
Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.
So-so. You've heard better.
Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.
Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.
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