1. Universeasons
2. The Guns Fall Silent
3. Kiss the Sky
4. Mind Killer
5. All I Want
6. Betrayed by Faith
7. Dirty Feeling
8. From Dusk 'Til Dawn
9. Symbiosis
10. The Queen's Crown
11. I Loose Myself

Marcantonio Quinto - Drums
Andrea Arcangeli - Bass
Gianluca Quinto - Guitar
Wilson Di Geso - Keyboard
Elie Syrelia - Vocals

Ordinary Fate (2010)


Recorded, mixed and mastered by Simone Mularoni at Domination Studios
Artwork by Alexandra V Bach

Released 13/11-2012
Reviewed 11/11-2012

scarlet records

Undeniably there is a lot of dramatic potential in the second album from italian band Solisia, just look at the cover artwork with a majestic clock in some exciting place which has a lot of elements that creates dramatic thoughts in a mind. The fact that it is a female fronted band does not lessen this potential, then of course the title UniverSeasons is another thing that should lead your mind in this direction add to that the band’s lovely logotype and the fact that it is a conceptual album. The concepts revolves around a philosophical concept built around the concept of the human race, that is definitely something with quite a lot of potential for dramatic musical ideas.

And on the dramatical concept this band will not disappoint, it is built around a melodic progressive but still quite straightforward and heavy musical foundation. It is also a bit remnant of the sound of musicals although that might be down to them borrowing a small part of the Phantom of the Opera song in their song All I Want. The production is excellent, the sound is brilliant managing to be both very heavy while still remaining very clean and the vocals fit this kind of music like a hand fits in a rightly sized glove. This even though the singer Elie has more of the female rock vocal style than one that moves in a classical direction but she manages to nail the higher ranges and her style in the other parts is just perfect for this album. You could say that she plays her part as the story’s narrator just perfectly and I would say that you definitely get the feeling that these guys both has the ideas and the skills to pull a good story off.

And that is exactly what they do, they pull it off in a great way. The story is perfectly told and what we have here is an exciting musical adventure that begins with a clock and then moves on to feature grande and exciting things all the way through, I will not tell you what those things are because you have to find that out for yourselves. I like this album quite a bit because it is dynamic, powerful, complex, yet simple and to the point, also it does not drag on forever like too many new albums do and it leaves you with a very positive feeling after you have played it to the finish. A great album plain and simple, and one I think most people will find really good and entertaining.

All eleven tracks are great but there are two that is a bit more memorable than the other nine, not necessarily better but they stick to your mind and works as an incentive to play the album. These songs are the opening track which also is the title track and the fifth track All I Want, two tracks that remains in the mind when the album has finished. This means that this album really fulfils all the credentials to be a great album which it really is, I have really enjoyed playing this album and can recommend it to anyone, although the logical audience is probably those who enjoy female fronted metal and progressive metal but it will probably appeal to most.

I think that you ought to put the name Solisia somewhere in your memory because I am certain that there is a lot more to come from these guys and until it does we have some great musical mastery to enjoy in UniverSeason which clearly is one of the absolute best albums I have heard lately.



Label: Scarlet Records
Three similar bands: Kamelot/Dream Theater/Operatika
Rating: HHHHHHH (5/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm

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