Adagio - Sanctus Ignis
Melodic Speed Metal
9 songs (54'38)
Release year: 2001
Reviewed by Sin
Album of the month

I met Stéphane Forté, solo guitar player and main composer of this project 2 years ago at a Stratovarius Live show in Paris. And already people had told me that this young gifted was soon to release big things. Well, I must admit that the predictions were right as this album is immediately joining the best of the style. Choruses remind me Symphony X, like the very long and epic Seven Lands Of Sins. But the overall ambiance is brought by Stéphane's prowess (which could painlessly rival with Yngwie Malmsteen) !

The vocals of David Readman (Pink Cream 69 singer) are really superb and choruses like In Nomine or Second Sight stay carved in your head after the first listen. There's also an excellent cover of Led Zepplin' Immigrant Song. French bands in general are used to criticism, and only a selected few made it to the international scene, but Adagio represents much more than a simple hope.

I have no doubts that when the five members of this exceptional band will go on tour, they'll conquer the European public. So there's little more for me to do than wish them long life and if you didn't already, I suggest you go get their album.

Killing Songs :
Second Sight, In Nomine…, Seven Lands Of Sin
Sin quoted 91 / 100
Other albums by Adagio that we have reviewed:
Adagio - Life reviewed by Joel and quoted 90 / 100
Adagio - Archangels In Black reviewed by Khelek and quoted 85 / 100
Adagio - Dominate reviewed by Al and quoted 92 / 100
Adagio - Underworld reviewed by Marty and quoted 94 / 100
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