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Eternal Idol: Renaissance
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Eternal Idol: Renaissance

Symphonic Heavy/Power Metal
4.5/5.0

About four years ago the rather busy and ubiquitous vocalist Fabio Lione (Angra, Rhapsody Of Fire) created a new band Eternal Idol, featuring Hollow Haze guitarist Nick Savio and releasing The Unrevealed Secret. The band toured Europe briefly in support of the album. But the band encountered personnel issues and singer Giorgia Colleluori and drummer Camillo Colleluori left the band. Not wishing to throw in the towel so soon, Lione recruited new vocalist Claudia Layline and drummer Enrico Fabris for their second and latest album, Renaissance.

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Once more Eternal Idol revisits their symphonic heavy metal featuring shared male and female lead vocals, large and bombastic arrangements, and thrilling guitar solos from Nick Savio. Lione and Layline take turns leading the vocal arrangement before their voices join in duet. By example, Lione starts Into The Darkness and Renaissance, Layline starting Not The Same and The Edge, then their voices join together in harmony. Their vocal combination is both melodic and operatic which only supports the symphonic metal. Occasionally, vocal breakdowns can be found where the vocalists separate for solos, as within Into The Darkness or Without Fear. Away From Heaven is a more traditional ballad and vocal duet as Lione and Layline tag team the lead vocals. After these things, you'll find Savio's epic, bombastic, and sometimes lightly complex symphonic metal arrangements. The orchestral arrangements loom as large as the vocals making for a dense atmosphere and powerful presentation. Then all things eventually lead to a large Savio guitar solo, or two, or three as within Not The Same and Lord Without Soul. Wow! Awesome.

All things considered, with Renaissance Fabio Lione and Eternal Idol deliver another power-packed and lavish album of symphonic heavy metal featuring both male and female vocals. Recommended.




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The Bottom Line

All things considered, with Renaissance Fabio Lione and Eternal Idol deliver another power-packed and lavish album of symphonic heavy metal featuring both male and female vocals. Recommended.

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