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Saturday 22 April 2023
Mega Platen & CD Beurs: Stand 323 (9:00 tot 17:00 uur), Brabanthallen, `s-Hertogenbosch
Door de Brexit komen titels die uit de UK afkomstig zijn nog altijd
met vertraging binnen. Soms valt het mee en duurt het slechts 2-3
weken, maar het komt helaas ook voor dat we 4 weken of meer moeten
wachten. We doen ons best om alles zo goed en snel mogelijk te
regelen, maar het blijft lastig...
|Genre||Progmetal/Gothic & Related|
|Omschrijving||That`s the next chapter...DANTE return with their
fifth studio album "Winter" - a powerful statement
from the alchemists of prog.
If the shadow of the serious illness and death of
band co-founder Markus Berger hung over their
third album November Red (the band recently
released a tribute piano version of the song
Shores of Time from that album), so was their
highly acclaimed one and successful fourth album
"When We Were Beautiful" always also "the first
album without Markus", a circumstance that made
this album emotionally very difficult for the band
in an effort to keep its spirit in the music on
the one hand, but also to move forward at the same
time to look and not stop.
The fact that the band managed to do this and
stayed true to their history (and Markus) while
evolving at the same time wasn`t a big surprise -
the band has never shied away from big challenges
and has developed a really great cohesion over the
years. Still, it was a great emotional relief that
this album was so well received.
"Winter" strikes with the full involvement of
guitar virtuoso Julian Kellner (who joined the
band at the time of the release of "When We Were
Beautiful" and has been on their critically
acclaimed live DVD Where Life Was Beautiful - Live
in Katowice was on board) and the Swedish bass
monster Jim Magnusson into the band and the
songwriting clearly opened a new page in the book
of the band from Augsburg / Germany.
The album has the typical DANTE trademarks - the
huge playful enthusiasm, the intellectual
challenges and the musical twists, the great
musicality and the enormous playing ability - and
last but not least the penchant for BIG choruses!
- and yet it has a number of new facets and
"flavours" and exhibits a fundamental heaviness
that sets it apart from the previous albums, and
yet at the same time it is unmistakably a DANTE
album through and through.
The result is a high-tension, pulsating, hard-
driving, emotional and virtuoso prog metal
masterpiece, driven by a band united in their
vision of musical excellence.
Alexander Gohs (vocals), Markus Maichel
(keyboards), Christian Eichlinger (drums), Julian
Kellner (guitars) and Jim Magnusson (bass) deliver
an album that clearly testifies that DANTE is here