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Helion Prime - Into the Black Hole (FFO: Unleash the Archers, Mindmaze)

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by 70KTonsOfMetal, Jan 7, 2016.

  1. 70KTonsOfMetal

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    I don't know the rules around here about posting single songs, so please delete if I've violated anything, but I'd imagine some people here would really, really enjoy this.

    Early song-of-the-year candidate for me:



    They're coming out of Sacramento, CA and their debut album comes out in mid-February. Absolutely already shortlisting for immediate purchase and this is a band I'll be following closely. Reminds me of older Unleash the Archers mixed with Vandroya's vocals mixed with a bit of Mindmaze (and then I saw the guitarist of Mindmaze played the solo, so that makes sense). I hate comparing female-fronted bands to other female-fronted bands, but that's about the best comparison I have right now. Very impressive song.
     
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    That cover is awful! It makes the worst cover list easily, top 10.
    The music is decent, but the vocal harmonies are a major distraction.
    I'll pass
     
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    Strangely enough I like the vocal harmonies but don't like the actual sound of the band. The production seems messy although that could be youtube. They have talent for sure and the song shows some promise.
     
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    And for those who like harsh female vocals, they released this live video:

    I'm scared at how much I enjoy them already. The last time I got into a band this quickly was Noble Beast and I legit binged them all of 2014.

    I do think the selected music I've heard this year (Cloudscape, Avantasia, Helion Prime, Wisdom's single, Holy Grail's single) is already better than almost everything I heard in 2015. Albeit 2015 was the weakest year in power metal, in my opinion, in a very long time.
     
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    The vocal harmonies are a product of autotune.
     
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    7thSaviour Power Metal Maniac

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    It's good to hear a female-fronted power metal band from the USA!
     
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    I really like this band, sad they lost their singer. I did not particularly care for the new one they got on the song that they released.
     
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    I bought this from Divebomb and it is awesome. One of my favorite from 2016. The artwork is a bit different but I like it. it's an amazing cd, the only thing that's sucks about them is Heather is no longer with them. I have not heard enough of the new girl to decide if I like her voice. Time will tell.
     
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