Medusa’s child – Empty sky

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Medusa's child
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MP3
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Rating:
2
On 10 July 2014
Last modified:14 August 2018

Summary:

Check it out if you don’t mind ‘Dad’ singing – otherwise avoid this album at all cost!
For fans of NWoBHM

Medusas Child Empty SkyA 5 Piece Swiss melodic power metal/heavy metal band who formed in 1999, this is their sixth release but have not been in the recording studio since their fifth album ‘Damnatio Memoriae’ was released in 2009. So was this album worth the wait?

Okay, I am a simple soul with simple lingo.” No, I just don’t get it.”

Ever listen to something and wonder why/how the vocals ruin a perfectly good entourage of heavy instruments? I do, I feel a little cringe worthy. In fact I have no words to describe how the vocals are ruining a perfect harmony of powerful rhythmic riffs, heavy but gentle drums, traditional guitar solos and solid keyboard work. I just can’t hack the vocals; it’s like listening to my Dad attempting to sing in the shower (sorry Crow!).

Am I missing something? Or maybe I am being a bit harsh? Don’t think so, I listened to this album once and I will never listen to it again unless it is pure instrumental. Even the addition of a female vocalist on the track called ‘Paradise Eternally’ did not persuade my ears to open up.

I can only sum this up as ‘meh’. If the vocals take over an album and the takeover is a warmed up turd – you can keep it.  But I do like your guitar and drum work Medusa’s Child! Full marks for effort, but zero marks for achievement. It’s a shame when one thing ruins a whole project.

Check it out if you don’t mind ‘Dad’ singing – otherwise avoid this album at all cost!

For fans of NWoBHM

Medusa’s Child are:
Crow – vocals/backing vocals
Toni Bettschen  – guitars
Cyrill Probst – guitars
Markus Moser – bass
Adrian Jüsy – drums

The Album:
1.    Ipocrisia
2.    Empty Sky
3.    Remember You
4.    Seeds I Sow
5.    Credi In Dio
6.    My Inner Voice
7.    Slave Of Memory
8.    Paradise Eternally
9.    Turn Back The Time
10.    Nevermore
11.    Beethoven’s Kiss
12.    My Inner Voice Acoustic (Bonustrack)

Websites:
www.medusaschild.com
www.facebook.com/medusasshild

Check it out if you don’t mind ‘Dad’ singing – otherwise avoid this album at all cost! For fans of NWoBHM

About Del Preston

So there I am, in Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon, at about 3 o'clock in the morning, looking for one thousand brown M&Ms to fill a brandy glass, or Ozzy wouldn't go on stage that night. So, Jeff Beck pops his head 'round the door, and mentions there's a little sweet shop on the edge of town. So - we go. And - it's closed. So there's me and Keith Moon and David Crosby, breaking into that little sweet shop, eh. Well, instead of a guard dog, they've got this bloody great big Bengal tiger. I managed to take out the tiger with a can of mace, but the shop owner and his son, that's a different story altogether. I had to beat them to death with their own shoes. Nasty business really. But sure enough, I got the M&Ms and Ozzy went on stage and did a great show.
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