BETO VAZQUEZ INFINITY – Existence Part 1
Argentine power/ symphonic metal band who rely on a host of international singers and guest musicians on their fourth album “Existence”. The seven piece act feature three vocalists (2 female, 1 male), and Beto Vazquez plays bass, acoustic guitar and writes a lot of the songs. Opening song “Shadows Fall” features the super high falsetto melody from Jason Droguett that could possibly lose many followers, as he attempts Michael Kiske meets Eric Adams eagle range that sounds sorely above his range for this conventional happy power track.
Highlights include the Jacob Hansen sung “Beyond Myself” and the Slava Popova (Operatika) led “Future City”. Lowlights are the computerized nature of the drum tone and the obvious Helloween/ Rhapsody reference points. The material has some potential, and I did enjoy Beto’s upfront bass presence on tracks like “Freedom” and “Council Of My Dreams”.
Not to my liking as much as the Ayeron project albums, “Existence Part 1” may be a blind purchase for some, but reside in bargain bins for others.