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Venturia: Dawn of a New Era
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Venturia: Dawn of a New Era

Melodic/Progressive Metal

French metal band Venturia returns with their third album, Dawn of a New Era, which could refer to their becoming a four piece act. Vocalist Marc Ferreira has been gone since 2009, with founder and guitarist Charly Sahona taking over to compliment Lydie Lazulli's leads.

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Venturia: leather and lace.

Musically, however, this album could have been called Hybrid II, though it has a more commercial melodic metal feel than progressive metal. Venturia continues to pump in the sequences and synths, familiar to the previous work. Secret Dream, A New Dawn Rising, What We're Here For, and What If are all examples of Venturia mixing metal with a groove equally suitable for a European rave session or a heavy metal arena.

If it weren't for the inherent metal heaviness that informs most songs, or the same complimenting the closest thing to prog on A Land of Dreams or Devil in Disguise, I couldn't say what direction Venturia is heading. Frankly, I like the 'A Land of Dreams' side over the industrial discotheque side of What We're Here For. Nevertheless, Dawn of a New Era does present some entertaining challenges and deserves your attention. - New fiction, crime fiction by Craig Hartranft

In Short

Dawn of a New Era could be called Hybrid II, but Venturia seems to be after a more commerical melodic pop metal with only slight references to prog.

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