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 Post subject: Mini Album and Full Album Reviews
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:36 pm 
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The first review of Ignition mini album is available from German magazine metal.de. Here you can read the English translation:

http://unisonicfanclub.com/?page_id=768

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Album and Full Album Reviews
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:08 pm 
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nightangel wrote:
The first review of Ignition mini album is available from German magazine metal.de. Here you can read the English translation:

http://unisonicfanclub.com/?page_id=768


well.. nothing said there.. Im sure that he/she has never hear the album - just samples and live versions.


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Hansseeni wrote:
nightangel wrote:
The first review of Ignition mini album is available from German magazine metal.de. Here you can read the English translation:

http://unisonicfanclub.com/?page_id=768


well.. nothing said there.. Im sure that he/she has never hear the album - just samples and live versions.


Hmmm, I think metal.de get promo copies for review. So I think the reviewer will have a promo copy of Ignition. Most online magazine reviews are written in this way (not every reviewer is a Kiske specialist/follower), so they will probably go more into detail when promo copies of the whole album are available.

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And another review is translated from burnyourears:

http://unisonicfanclub.com/?page_id=768

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A few new reviews appeared:

http://unisonicfanclub.com/?page_id=768

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 Post Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:15 pm 
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I translated this review from a chilean site: http://www.powermetal.cl/reviews/cd-reviews/unisonic-ignition
I hope it's understandable, 'cause I usually suck at this :lol:

EP – 2012
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8.8

Unisonic – Ignition

How many 'new' bands can generate this level of expectation? It is very rare, if not practically impossible, to imagine that a band that does not have a long career can cause these levels of anxiety ... unless, of course, there is a "something extra" to it, which in this case is the curriculum of its members.

And that "something special" is fantastic: so cool that if anyone ever day-dreamed that a certain singer and a certain guitarist/singer would be united again and put together a band, he or she would have been taken as that, a dreamer. Now, imagine that these two individuals also announced a visit to Chile, that may not have been in the mind of even the more optimistic and feverish fans.

Of course, these two individuals to whom we refer are far from being regular people, a standard citizen of the old Prussia or unknown musicians. They are nothing more and nothing less than two cornerstones in the history of a musical style that is not only hits, like and entertaining, but straight professed and lived, our beloved Heavy Metal ... none other than Michael Kiske, owner of one of the greatest voices in music history, and Kai Michael Hansen, Metal Power powerhouse and number placed on the formation of any historical ranking, dream band or dream team. While both had done things together post-Helloween (without going further, Kiske collaborations in Gamma Ray -background chorus in Land Of The Free and his leading role in Time To Break Free-), what crushed all expectations was the departure Kiske took from the world of Metal. I must confess something: I just wrote the word "took" as something that is in the past, and gives me a good feeling.

Because while the first close contact with metal Kiske had in years was with this gigantic work called Avantasia (all credits to that genius - Tobias Sammet -), and thanks to which some people were fortunate enough to cross the mountains and see Kiske and Hansen live together playing a memorable show at Teatro Flores in Buenos Aires, and the existence of other projects from Kiske (some more interesting than others) associated with hard rock, something was missing: 'consolidation'. And in my opinion, this 'consolidation' is given with the formation of a band, which records a disc and goes on tour ... and that is precisely what Kiske is doing with his new band, called Unisonic. But also, to do it with Kai Hansen: it does not seem to be a mere detail or decorative element, because the importance and the specific weight that Hansen has on the metal scene will provide a huge plus.

That's why many react with the illusion of a child when they learn of the existence of this band, its members, and even more so upon learning that Kiske and Hansen, together, will be playing in Chile. It is in this context when we got Ignition, this 18 minutes "Mini CD", which serves as a tasty appetizer, to really get to know the Unisonic proposal, beyond the glorious and unchanging past of Kai and Michael.

Probably, like me, you've already seen the promotional video for Unisonic, the opening track on this mini CD, and maybe you had a similar feeling. A solid riff, simple and blunt, "a mid-tempo accelerated" and immediately, without compromise, Michael Kiske comes and starts singing Heavy Metal. Sincerely, and with all the respect I give to Kiske other works, nothing, after having heard Avantasia, has given me this particular feeling. I find it particularly exciting to hear Kiske singing Heavy Metal. With a bridge of two harmonic voices and a simple but catchy chorus: "Unisonic, Unisonic", and with a great job on guitars, courtesy of Mandy Meyer and Kai, Unisonic is perfectly constructed song, and Kiske towards the end really astonishes you with his fantastic voice. Perhaps is a subject to criticism, the "formula" with which this song was penned, but beware: not all musicians are able to make it work.

Now in the field “previously unpublished" songs is My Sanctuary, which is in a similar vein to the previous topic, a mid-tempo, with many influences and a captivating Hard Rock sound, really, for its freshness and naturalness. And Kiske shows even more valid credentials, particularly in the choir, with one of those great high notes with vibrato that made him one of the most important voices in history. To emphasize again, pitch perfect work in the guitar solos, there is no overload, but they are no less lucid because of it. I really enjoyed this song.

The last of the unreleased tracks was "somewhat" known, Souls Alive, which in this Mini CD version can be found in its "Demo" version and we will surely have a final version next march. Personally, and I quite liked the first two songs, this is my favourite because I think it is showing more facets, with a somewhat (but not fast) galloping rhythm, a superb job of harmonic guitars and a really great chorus where Kiske shows you that he doesn't need to reach those incredible high notes to look impressive, to "get you", with the true gift he has in his vocal cords. The part near the end of the song (just after the solos), where you can only hear Kiske's voice, with the rest of the instruments on the background, is really amazing. We'll see how this song sounds in its final form, but the "demo" is priceless.

And the last track, is one that could hardly fail leave you more exited and expectant for what will come of Unisonic: nothing less than a live version of I Want Out, Helloweens' immortal classic. Okay, we have heard it many times, it has been known for twenty years, we have heard it live before. But the fact that Unisonic is playing it and the expectancy of hearing it in Chile sung by Kiske, I think that makes this version acquire a larger dimension beyond the track in itself.

This "Mini CD" left me with several conclusions. The first is obvious: the anxiety to hear the final material from Unisonic. The second: it is a quality material and definitely Kiske and Hansen do not only come with a revival, but they are very current, and bring a valuable material. But perhaps the most important thing, in my opinion, is that Kiske is realizing something: not only is he an extremely talented vocalist, but the best music he can sing is that one which begins with Heavy and ends with Metal. Kiske is playing Heavy Metal ladies and gentlemen, and I'm not going to waste the opportunity to enjoy it.

Darío Sanhueza de la Cruz
http://www.powermetal.cl/reviews/cd-reviews/unisonic-ignition


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 Post subject: Re: Mini Album and Full Album Reviews
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:34 pm 
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Thanks a lot SoleS, I have added it to the fanclub page. :D :D

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SoleS wrote:
I translated this review from a chilean site: http://www.powermetal.cl/reviews/cd-reviews/unisonic-ignition
I hope it's understandable, 'cause I usually suck at this :lol:

EP – 2012
Assessment
8.8

Unisonic – Ignition

http://www.powermetal.cl/reviews/cd-reviews/unisonic-ignition


Wow, Great job SoleS!!! I read this review this morning, and I liked it very much. :D
I didn't know that you speak spanish :?:

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Wow, Great job SoleS!!! I read this review this morning, and I liked it very much. :D
I didn't know that you speak spanish :?:[/quote]

Thx!
I'm from Argentina. Por lo cual sí, hablo español ;)


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SoleS wrote:
Benizha2011 wrote:


Wow, Great job SoleS!!! I read this review this morning, and I liked it very much. :D
I didn't know that you speak spanish :?:


Thx!
I'm from Argentina. Por lo cual sí, hablo español ;)[/quote]

hahahah I had forgotten......for some moment I thought that you are brazilian.....I don't know why......
Lo siento, se me confunden las nacionalidades, pero no lo volveré a olvidar ;)

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