New album "Poetica" out now!
Is there still a chance for melodic metal to sound fresh and original, without losing its authentic and charming spirit? If you believe that the answer is "no", you have probably never listened to STRANGER VISION.
STRANGER VISION were born in 2019, aiming to create and realize an extremely personal vision and sound. Catchy music, but not cheesy. Magniloquent, but not tawdry. Technical, but not complex. Modern, but not pimp. And powerful, above all.
The captivating energy of STRANGER VISION comes from the toughness of an exquisitely metal impact and the penetrating power of the melodies. Their style is proficient at generating violent and pleasant sensations, both on artistic and emotional level.
Despite the rich songwriting and accurate arrangements, the creative process of STRANGER VISION is very free and spontaneous. Some sources of inspiration can be found in the limitless storytelling skills of Savatage, the percussive intensity of Symphony X and the fluent harmonic layers of Blind Guardian and In Flames, but any influence is deeply reworked by the unique personality of the band.
The final result is the debut album Poetica: a long musical journey showing STRANGER VISION’s talent for creating memorable riffs, epic vocal melodies, compelling rhythms, moderate orchestrations, while working out a quite unique conceptual approach for their genre.
The interest of STRANGER VISION in human sciences – with special regard to literature, poetry and philosophy - is deepened in thoughtful lyrics, yet open to free interpretation. Poetica is not a concept album, but the universal value of the topics will thrill the listener at least as much as the band’s music.
Some Poetica songs also feature the collaboration with prestigious international guests, such as Zachary Stevens (Savatage, Circle II Circle, Archon Angel), Alessandro Conti (Trick Or Treat, Luca Turilli's Rhapsody), Alessia Scolletti (Temperance), Fabio Dessi ( Hollow Haze, Arthemis) and Guido Benedetti (Trick Or Treat).
The band's involvement in the contemporary metal scene is testified to the high expectations that already surround the group, after the sensational covers of Space Oddity (David Bowie), Mad World (Tears For Fears) and Moonshield (In Flames), shared freely by STRANGER VISION during the difficult times of the lockdown.
Magnificently mixed and mastered by Simone Mularoni (DGM) at the renowned Domination Studio in San Marino, the debut album Poetica will undoubtedly lay the foundations of a steadily growing career, which only awaits the complete restoration of concert-related activities to take flight.
Far from being a studio project, STRANGER VISION are more determined than ever to establish their artistic consistency and unleash all the melodic power of Poetica, definitely a game-changing record in the Italian and international metal scene.
Is there still a chance for melodic metal to sound fresh and original, without losing its authentic and charming spirit? The answer is “yes". Its name is STRANGER VISION.