From Heavy Metal Webzine
Translated from Italian by Google Translate
Author: Crimson Chrysalis
Gender: Female Symphonic Rock / Metal
Sometimes the good records come from unexpected places: these Crimson Chrysalis , in fact, come directly from South Africa to bring in our stereo musicality particular.
Crimson The Chrysalis born from the desire of the singer René van den Berg to break away from traditional African music to experience: the result is a very unique and original combination between the classic rock and symphonic metal, but equipped with voice more related to musical interpretation. In fact, the uvula René not stood on the classic cliché to Nightwish or the like, but rather offers a completely unique approach to a genre that otherwise would be super abused.
fourteen songs in the CD you will find that the last two are sort of bonus : I must say that I was surprised by how “Crimson Passion Cry” manages to hold so well despite the large number of pieces in the tracklist. This is definitely an indication of a mature songwriting and well thought out.
Difficult to choose the best songs of the lot, but if I have to make a choice point to “F-Off And Die”,because it has a punk-rock rhythm scanzonatissima and that nothing c ‘ goes with any song, but there is pretty darn good for a change ‘the way of the disc. Beautiful also the opener and title track.
then I can not but applaud the excellent work done by the Crimson Chrysalis: hard to get out with a disc with these sounds without falling into the mundane and the obvious, but they did it with their intelligence, passion and even with a bit of insanity. Then waiting for good news from South Africa, I leave you by telling you to give a chance to this album that deserves all the praise spent in the review …
01. Angels & Demons
02. Deo Volente
03. Moth Around A Flame
04. Blood Diamond
06. F-Off And Die
07. Letters From The Edge
08. Crimson Passion Cry
09. Virgin Death
10. Fatal Lie
11. Dragon’s Roar
13. Moth Around A Flame (Unplugged)
14. Lost (Bonus)
René van den Berg – vocals, guitar, piano
Ruan du Preez – guitar
Rossouw Coetzee – bass
Steven Bosman – drums, percussion