Thursday 1 October 2015

SINGLE REVIEW / VIDEO: VALERIAN (Surabaya Power Metal) - "Stardust Revelation", by Drake Chrisdensen (Ruins of Elysium, Brazil)

SINGLE REVIEW: VALERIAN (Surabaya Power Metal)  "Stardust Revelation", by Drake Chrisdensen (Ruins of Elysium, Symphonic Power Metal band, Brazil)

Valerian is a power metal band from Indonesia which is releasing their new single Stardust Revelation. I will keep myself from referring to another names of the scene to compare Valerian's work, as it would be unfair to their art. They deserve to be recognized not as a "band that sounds like this or that", but for their own sound...and what an impressive sound that is. As soon as Stardust Revelation starts, we know we are about to listen to something big and enjoyable to all fans of melodic and power metal fans and that impression is kept throughout the whole song. Even though it is a heavy and fast-paced song, it still achieves a nice level of catchiness with decent work from all the band, having great guitar riffs and vocal performances. The drums could be more present and faster, but it doesn't compromise to the whole ambience of the song. Valerian is definitely one band to look for in the future and their already released work will please lots of fans of the genre.

[By: Drake Chrisdensen, from RUINS OF ELYSIUM (Brazilian Power Metal band) for Busuk Chronicles.]

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The full-length album Stardust Revelation will be released soon.

Album Track-listing: 1. Awakening Of The Fallen One 2. Symphony of Endless Desire 3. In Your Hand 4. Stardust Revelation 5. Heroes Land Odyssey 6. Elegy Of The Unspoken Words 7. Sinner's Euphoria 8. My Everlasting 9. Glorious Anthem 10. The Triumphant

VALERIAN band line-up: Ridwan (vocals), Dimas Bramantyo (guitar1), Harman (guitar2), Edo Witjaksono (bass), Daniel Natjaard (keyboards / ex-FAKTORIAL, ex-DRY, ex-DEAD CORE, ex-SEVERITY), and Verrel Valerian (drums). Guest female vocals on the album by Dhinie Allegrea.

VALERIAN SURABAYA and friends. Left to Right: Andi (vocalist BLASPHEMER, Surabaya Black Metal band), Daniel Valerian (keyboardist), Kieran James (Busuk Chronicles), Dimas Valerian (guitar), and Verrel Valerian (drums) @ Surabaya. Ridwan Valerian (vocalist) is standing up at the back.

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