LABEL PURE STEEL RECORDS
OUR RATING 82/100
Kenziner, from FINLAND, are ready to unleash their new beast, entitled PHOENIX, available on PURE STEEL RECORDS on June 26th.
PHONEX is the fourth album by the band following THE LAST HORIZON, out in 2014.
After their two classic albums in 1998 and 1999, it took them a few years to return to the scene in 2014 with their third album.
Since then, mastermind Jarno Keskinen had to involve a new singer, Peter "Zinny" Zalesky.
The classic keyboard sounds as well as the guitars in Power Metal mood, but their style is many things more.
An extremely balanced production, powerful and strong, brings out vocals, evocatives and with a large range of solutions, and, in total, leaves nothing to be desired.
KENZINER also are able to provide good musicality and positive vibes, without forgetting high quality and complex textures.
EYE OF HORUS is the first attack, structured and powerful, with brilliant vocals and awesome solo parts divided between guitar and keyboards.
Long runaways in LISTEN TO THE DEVIL, while in SHADOW OF THE MOON the riffing is more pressing; keyboards provide the right touch of musicality.. anyway all sounds fresh and flows with our pleasure.
Great musicality in TEARS OF DESTINY, while THE MIRROR shows solutions closer to contemporary Power Metal.
Grandiloquent OSIRIS RISING, reminding in the first slice the epic touch of Dio and first Rainbow, and providing in the second part a great dose of melody; agains to remark the solo parts.
They go on with CURSE OF THE PHARAOH and TO HELL AND BACK, with its 80’s touch.
PHOENIX RISING shows sharp riffs while THE MIRACLE, a various song which exalts the ability of singer PETER ZALESKY, ends in the best way this great platter.
SURELY TO SUGGEST, KENZINER ARE BACK AT THEIR BEST!
1. Eye Of Horus
2. Listen To The Devil
3. Shadow Of The Moon
4. Tears Of Destiny
5. The Mirror
6. Osiris Rising
7. Curse Of The Pharaoh
8. To Hell And Back
9. Phoenix Rising
10. The Miracle
Jarno Keskinen GT
Peter "Zinny" Zalesky VC
Jupi Hjelt BG
Ariel Perchuk KB
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