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 Post subject: Re: KISKE / SOMERVILLE Pt. II
 Post Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:50 am 
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Six more very good Reviews:

English:

http://www.metal-temple.com/site/catalogues/entry/reviews/cd_3/k_2/kiske-somerville-city.htm (10/10)
http://www.dangerdog.com/2015-music-reviews/kiske-somerville-city-of-heroes.php#.VST7RvArDts (4.5/5)
http://www.decibelgeek.com/wordpress/kiskesomervilles-city-of-heroes-by-shawn-animalize-irwin/
http://rockgig.blogspot.com.es/2015/04/kiske-somerville-city-of-heroes.html
http://www.welovemetal.com/newsite/wordpress/2015/04/07/kiskesomerville-city-of-heroes/

Greek:

http://www.rocktime.gr/index.php?view=view_albums&option=kritikes&item=1427272855&lang=el#


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 Post subject: Re: KISKE / SOMERVILLE Pt. II
 Post Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 2:28 pm 
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I just finished my second listen of the album. Overall I think City Of Heroes is a better album compared to the debut.

The Good: The instrumentation and orchestrations are better as is the songwriting for the most part. A lot of catchy songs, great melodies, some very good guitar solos and some very solid drumming. Amanda and Michael harmonize better compared to the debut album and especially Michael sounds amazing (as usual). The best songs: City Of Heroes, Breaking Neptune, Walk on Water, Salvation and Last Goodbye.

The Bad: The biggest problem is that there isn't enough Kiske on the album! Amanda sings the higher parts in all choruses and her voice is mixed a little higher, making Michael sound low in the mix. Amanda also has more parts (especially evident in Rising Up) in most songs compared to Michael. Basically I think Amanda's name should come before Michael's this time. Most of he lyrics are too sugar coated and too simple. Also the fact that Michael sings very few higher parts. Some of the songwriting is too simple and predictable. The weak song Right Now and the average ones Open Your Eyes and to a lesser extent Lights Out.

The album needed a heavier tune (like Arise or Set Afire) and 1 or 2 more songs from Amanda IMO.

I think the album deserves a 7.5-8/10 for me.

10 new Reviews:

English:

http://www.metalunderground.at/?p=44687 (10/10)
http://planetmosh.com/kiske-somerville-city-of-heroes/ (10/10)
http://www.soniccathedral.com/webzine/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1203&Itemid=35 (8.5/10)
http://getreadytorock.me.uk/blog/2015/04/album-review-kiske-somerville-city-of-heroes/ (8.5/10)
http://www.screammagazine.com/scream2014/anmeldelser/plateanmeldelser/item/381-kiske-somerville-city-of-heroes (8/10)
http://metaltalk.net/columns2015/201566142.php (8/10)
http://www.seaoftranquility.org/reviews.php?op=showcontent&id=17448 (7/10)
http://www.uberrock.co.uk/cd-reviews/24-april-cd/14263-kiskesomerville-city-of-heroes-frontiers-music.html

Spanish:

http://www.metalimperium.com/2015/04/kiske-somerville-city-of-heroes-review.html (8/10)

French:

http://auxportesdumetal.com/reviews/Kiske-Somerville/kiskesomerville-cityofheroes.html (7/10)


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 Post subject: Re: KISKE / SOMERVILLE Pt. II
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:50 am 
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Here are some Kiske/Somerville Interviews:

Michael & Amanda:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5Hcby1mfks (Audio)

Michael:

https://www.mixcloud.com/heavyrockrapture/michael-kiske-interview-april-2015/ (Audio)
http://mwiemetalblog.over-blog.com/2015/04/interview-with-michael-kiske.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Amanda:

https://soundcloud.com/meltdown/amanda-somerville-interview (Audio)
http://www.moshville.co.uk/interview/2015/04/interview-amanda-somerville/ (Audio)


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 Post Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:50 am 
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13 more new Reviews:

English:

http://www.metalkaoz.com/album-reviews/15663-kiske-somerville-city-of-heroes.html (9/10)
http://metalharem.blogspot.com.es/2015/04/michael-kiske-amanda-somerville-city-of.html (9/10)
http://rushonrock.com/2015/04/19/reviews-new-music-222/ (9/10)
http://mwiemetalblog.over-blog.com/2015/04/cd-review-kiske-somerville-city-of-heroes.html (8/10)
http://www.grande-rock.com/reviews/kiske-somerville-city-heroes (7/10)
https://www.angrymetalguy.com/kiskesomerville-city-of-heroes-review/ (3/5)
http://rockunitedreviews.blogspot.gr/2015/04/kiskesomerville-city-of-heroes.html (3/5)

Greek:

http://www.rockoverdose.gr/news_details.php?id=38095 (8.1/10)

Spanish:

http://www.metalegun.com/portada/criticas/internacional-criticas/4848-cd-kiske-somerville-%E2%80%98city-of-heroes%E2%80%99.html (8/10)

German:

http://powermetal.de/review/review-Kiske_Somerville/City_Of_Heroes,25870.html (7.5/10)
http://allover-ffm-rock.de/index.php/reviews-interviews/cd-reviews/21850-kiske-somerville-city-of-heroes (7/10)
http://www.musikansich.de/review.php?id=15654 (15/20)

Italian:

http://www.giventorock.com/2015/04/recensione-kiskesommerville-city-of.html?spref=tw (6.3/10)

For the ones that already have the deluxe album version is the "Documentary - Making of the Album" the same as the 4:50 minute "EPK" posted on youtube, which seems edited and too short ??


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 Post Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:57 am 
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3 new Interviews:

Michael:

http://deadrhetoric.com/features/michael-kiske-to-be-exceptional/

(Here Kiske mentions that there will not be another solo album with Sandro! And that there "might" be an Elvis cover album in the future)

Amanda:

http://www.metaltalk.net/columns2015/20155568.php (Audio)
http://myglobalmind.com/2015/03/27/interview-with-amanda-somerville-of-kiskesomerville-avantasia-trillium/


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 Post Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:59 am 
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22 more new Reviews:

English:

http://www.ravenheartmusic.com/products-group-88.html (9/10)
http://melodicrock.com/articles/reviews/2015/04/24/kiske-somerville-city-heroes-review (8.7/10)
http://hardrockhaven.net/online/2015/04/kiskesomerville-city-of-heroes-cd-review/ (8.5/10)
http://www.stalker.cd/index.php?lang=1&content=62&kat=cd&id=2881&&lang=2 (8.5/10)
http://soundthecharge.com/2015/04/21/album-review-kiske-somerville-city-of-heroes/ (4/5)
http://heavymetal.about.com/od/cdreviews/tp/Heavy-Metal-Album-Reviews-Week-of-April-21-2015.01.htm (4/5)
http://ampsandgreenscreens.com/2015/04/16/kiskesomerville-city-of-heroes/ (7.5/10)
http://dbgeekshow.blogspot.gr/2015/04/kiskesomervilles-city-of-heroes-by.html
http://belfastmetalheadsreunited.blogspot.gr/2015/04/album-review-heroic-return-by.html
http://allmetalreview.blogspot.gr/2015/04/kiskesomerville-city-of-heroes.html
http://metalreviews.com/reviews/album/9099

German:

http://www.bleeding4metal.de/?show=review_de&id=6828 (9/10)
http://www.musikreviews.de/reviews/2015/KiskeSomerville/City-Of-Heroes/ (4/10)
http://www.whiskey-soda.de/review.php?id=36348 (3+)
http://www.kalle-rock.de/cd-reviews/review/article/kiske-somerville-city-of-heroes/

Spanish:

http://www.queensofsteel.com/2015/04/kiske-somerville-city-of-heroes/ (8.5/10)
http://fallenangelofrock.superforo.net/t29800-kiske-somerville-city-of-heroes-75-100 (7.5/10)

French:

http://www.musicwaves.fr/frmReview.aspx?ID=12910&REF=MICHAEL-KISKE--AMANDA-SOMERVILLE_City-Of-Heroes (4/5)

Dutch:

http://www.mpodia.nl/content/kiskesomerville-city-heroes (7/10)
http://metalkrant.net/nl/album-reviews/read/5164/kiske-somerville-cities-of-heroes/
http://www.rockportaal.nl/kiske-somerville-city-of-heroes/

Greek:

http://www.rocking.gr/reviews/album/Kiske--Somerville-City-Of-Heroes/6064/


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 Post Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:23 am 
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Interview with Michael and Amanda:

http://theageofmetal.com/michael-kiske-amanda-somerville-discussed-the-new-kiskesomerville-album-city-of-heroes/#gs.8459993fa0e34506a288fade855c8da8 (Audio)

Interview with Amanda:

http://www.themayfairmallzine.com/

The 1st part of Interviews with Michael and Amanda for Rock That Metal:

Michael:
http://rockthatmetal.com/a-conversation-with-michael-kiske-part-one/

Amanda:
http://rockthatmetal.com/a-conversation-with-amanda-somerville-part-one/

Michael mentions that Kiske/Somerville will be his only release for 2015, so we can forget a new Place Vendome (I wonder why Dennis mentioned this) and the Elvis cover album :(


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 Post Posted: Sun May 03, 2015 7:58 am 
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14 new Reviews:

English:

http://www.toddstarphotography.com/blog/2015/4/cd-review-kiske-/-somerville---city-of-heroes (8.5/10)
http://www.rockstation.ch/en/pages/review.html (8.5/10)
http://forsakenatthegates.blogspot.gr/ (7/10)
http://www.metalwani.com/2015/04/review-kiskesomerville-city-of-heroes.html (7/10)
http://www.powerofmetal.dk/reviews15/kiskesomerville_review.html (6.8/10)
http://robgoblikon.tumblr.com/ (2/5)

German:
http://www.htm-magazin.de/reviews/kiske-somerville/ (9/10)
http://www.music.ch/LF/reviews/ID1948/INFO/Kiske+/+Somerville/City+Of+Heroes/ (5/6)
http://www.squealer-rocks.de/neu_cdreview.php?var=3252

French:
http://www.pavillon666.fr/webzine/chroniques/chroniques-albums-cd/chroniques-albums-cd-detail.php?groupe=9574 (8/10)
http://djimetal.blogspot.gr/2015/04/chroniques-en-rafale-avril-2015.html (2.5/5)

Portuguese:

http://musicacontinuaamesma.blogspot.gr/2015/04/kiskesomerville-city-of-heroes-2015.html (8/10)

Spanish:

http://ezinealianzacds.blogspot.gr/2015/04/kiske-somerville-city-of-heroes.html

Japanese:

http://www.heavymetalnerd.com/?p=2343


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 Post Posted: Wed May 06, 2015 4:39 pm 
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Thanks antere. All reviews added :dance: :rock:

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 Post Posted: Mon May 11, 2015 8:06 am 
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AngelCryGr wrote:
Thanks antere. All reviews added :dance: :rock:

No problem. I'm happy to find proof that the new album is doing so good.

Here are 15 new Reviews:

English:
http://musipediaofmetal.blogspot.gr/2015/05/reviews-kiskesomerville-palace-of-king.html (8/10)
http://www.ghostcultmag.com/review-kiskesomerville-city-of-heroes/ (7/10)
http://www.chadrschulz.com/music/city-heroes/ (B+)
http://massmovement.co.uk/?p=3249

German:
http://www.rezension.org/city-of-heroes/ (9/10)
http://www.metalfactory.ch/ (8.4/10)
http://www.neckbreaker.de/cd-reviews/7891-kiske-somerville-city-of-heroes (7/10)
http://www.laut.de/KiskeSomerville/Alben/City-Of-Heroes-96384 (3/5)
http://www.metal-hammer.de/reviews/alben/article725289/kiske-somerville-city-of-heroes.html (5/7)

Spanish:
http://www.thedrinktim.es/reviews/1150-kiske-somerville.html (7.5/10)
http://diosesdelmetal.org/criticas/novedades/6028-kiske-somerville-city-of-heroes-2015

Italian:
http://www.metallus.it/recensioni/recensione-city-of-heroes/ (7.5/10)

French:
http://www.soilchronicles.fr/chroniques/kiske-somerville-city-of-heroes (6.5/10)

Dutch:
http://mcsharq.nl/sharq-bite-one-kiskesomerville-city-of-heroes/

Greek:
http://www.flightofpegasus.gr/heavy_metal/reviews/item/1231-frontiers-records


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