Original Rhapsody members Luca Turilli and Fabio Lione reunited to finally release their debut album “Zero Gravity (Rebirth And Evolution)” which marks the triumphant beginning of a new band and the development of an exciting musical vision.
“Phoenix Rising” is a bombastic album opener creating a suspenseful mood with a combo of electro layers and nostalgic piano melodies that will evolve into an inflamed symphonic metal ensemble with massive operative choirs and flawless theatrical vocals surrounded by the sophisticated guitar work that shines for the luminous tonalities as well as the cohesive heavier riffs.
“D.N.A. (Demon And Angel)” features guest vocalist Elize Ryd of Amaranthe leading to an intense duet with Fabio Lione while the instrumental passages tend to favor catchy bright guitar melodies, magnificent multilayered symphonic arrangements and solemn choirs.
The title track is characterized by a major theatrical momentum emphasized by the complex vocal harmonies & choirs and the dazzling details of the sumptuous symphonic tapestries flourishing through the main guitar driven rhythmic core.
“Decoding The Multiverse” offers another elaborate mixture of lavish operatic elements and elegant symphonic arrangements that constantly embellish the crunchy rhythmic sections plus the lead guitar work showcases an irresistible neoclassical flair .
With lyrics in Italian and poignant vocals “Amata Immortale” feels like a classical opera that reaches an incredibly dramatic pathos through the elegant piano melodies and the tragic melancholia expressed by the lavish vocals.
“Arcanum (Da Vinci’s Enigma)” surprises with the initial futuristic quasi dystopian atmosphere but later the grand symphonic themes return with the radiant orchestrations and the flawless guitar leads while at times vocals and piano manage to convey calmer nostalgic vibes.
With “Zero Gravity (Rebirth And Evolution)” this new incarnation of Rhapsody clearly aims to represent a modern symphonic metal opus that certainly benefits from the excellent musicianship and impeccable production.