Vision Divine
When All the Heroes are Dead

1. Insurgent (Intro)
2. The 26th Machine
3. 3 Men Walk On The Moon
4. Fall From Grace
5. Were I God
6. Now That All The Heroes Are Dead
7. While The Sun Is Turning Black
8. The King Of The Sky
9. On The Ides Of March
10. 300
11. The Nihil Propaganda (Outro)

12. Angel of Revenge (Bonus track)

Ivan Giannini - vocals
Olaf Thorsen - guitars
Federico Puleri - guitars
Alessio Lucatti - keyboards
Andrea Tower Torricini - bass
Mike Terrana - drums

Vision Divine (1999)
Send Me an Angel (2002)
Stream of Consciousness (2004)
The Perfect Machine (2005)
The 25th Hour (2007)
9 Degrees West of the Moon (2009)
Destination Set to Nowhere (2012)


Produced by Olaf Thorsen and Alessio Lucatti
Mixed and mastered by Simone Mularoni
The artwork was created by Federico Mondelli

Released 2019-10-25
Reviewed 2019-10-24


scarlet records

For some it will be a dream to live when all the heroes are dead, a world where you are born into your lot in life and there is no room to improve your own or anyone else’s life – that seems to be the world many desire these days. All the heroes aren’t dead yet, there are a bunch of them creating power metal and they are called Vision Divine and this review is about their latest album called When All the Heroes are Dead. The band once had the Rhapsody vocalist Fabio Lione doing the vocals, this album features Ivan Gianni as vocalist. This album comes after fairly long wait as the previous album was released back in 2012, was it worth the wait?

We get eleven tracks of power metal magic with excellent production, just like you should expect when Simone Mularoni is involved in the process. It is catchy as hell with strong melodies and distinct choruses. It is somewhat progressive, somewhat epic, with good variation of songs where many are fast and catchy. The vocals are quite great and with some great keys they manages to produce a very melodic and powerful sound. Fans of Vision Divine will recognise the band as they don’t really deviate much from the path they have been threading and it would be a little bit of a stretch to describe this album as original.

This album is really great, kind of like you want a power metal album to sound. The songs are performed with a fluidity that most power metal bands would kill to achieve; the songs flow perfectly from start to finish. And they are great songs; especially the faster ones that are brilliant all the way through, the slower songs are a bit less great but really good nevertheless. The ending bonus track Angel of Revenge is really good and it has some great nostalgic nods that adds great depth, but I think that Were I God is the absolutely best track of the album with a chorus that is magical. The lack of originality is a valid reservation when making critique for this album, but as the songs are so great that it doesn’t really matter.

When All the Heroes are Dead is probably the second best power metal album of 2019 after the excellent album that Freedom Call released a few months ago. I think you should not miss this album, anyone will like it but it will especially appeal to those who enjoy the power metal genre. Vision Divine fans will probably think that it was worth the long wait since the previous album and it does prove that all the heroes are not dead yet.





Label: Scarlet Records
Three similar bands: Stratovarius/Helloween/Dream Theater

Rating: HHHHHHH (5/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm

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