STARGAZERY - CONSTELLATION


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BAND STARGAZERY

ALBUM CONSTELLATION

LABEL PURE STEEL RECORDS

OUT 29/5/2020

OUR RATING 85/100


Finnish STARGAZERY released in 2011 its first well-received album "Eye On The Sky", followed by sophomore “Stars Aligned" in 2015.

Now they are ready to unleash their third fatigue entitled “Constellation”, out on May 25th on PURE STEEL RECORDS.

Stylistically nothing has changed; it sounds bombastic, keyboard-driven, strongly influenced by hard rock masters and enhanced by brilliant and clear vocals of Jari Tiura (ex-MSG, Ex-SNAKEGOD).


From first SINNERS IN SHADOWS, we can appreciate their wide concept of Hard Rock, with grandiloquent entanglements between vocals and backing vocals, keyboards always present in solo parts in symbiosis with guitar, reminding vibes from first slice of 80’s WHITESNAKE.

WAR TORN starts with a great texture of piano and a soft arpeggio, developing in a majestic Hard Rock that reminds us bands such as Magnum.

In SELF-PROCLAIMED KING the path takes us to a various song, with riffing heavier or less, being sparkling, epic and majestic when it needs.

RIPPLE THE WATER is classic and brilliant, with fancy solo parts where two soloists are able to reciprocally enrich.

More melody in I FOUND ANGELS, with piano and acoustic guitar, while the title track is one of the heavier songs of the album, providing drops of classic HM and power metal.

With CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE they return towards 80’s hard rock, before powerful DARK SIDE OF THE MOON.

Again melody in IN MY BLOOD but also power, while, one of our favs, RAISE OF THE FLAG, with its series of solos, is the best way to end this platter,


STARGAZERY ARE BACK..TO SUGGEST!!





TRACKLIST


1. Sinners In Shadows

2. War Torn

3. Self–Proclaimed King

4. Ripple The Water

5. I Found Angels

6. Constellation

7. Caught In The Crossfire

8. Dark Side Of The Moon

9. In My Blood

10. Raise The Flag


LINE-UP


Jari Tiura VC

Pete Ahonen GT

Marko Pukkila BG

Pasi Hiltula KB

Illka Leskelä DT

Special guest:


Samy Nyman (on the Songs 4, 5, 6, 10) BG





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