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VAN CANTO DAWN OF THE BRAVE ALBUM REVIEW 2014

 

VAN CANTO - DAWN OF THE BRAVE

NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

FEBRUARY 7 2014*

 

 

You know when you don’t know whether to laugh, cry or stand up and applaud? Well try this album!  Never experiencing the band before (this is their fifth album) initial reactions can be a little other-worldly. Imagine rock classics done entirely vocally only with drum support, and vocals taking on the ‘voice’ of all other instruments…

 

Now you may well ask why?  We did too, but after you get over someone singing “doom, doom, doom – muh-muh-muh-muh-muh-muh-muh-muh” to back up the vocal to Sabbath’s Paranoid at the least your eyes will open wide, though we can’t guarantee what look will be on your face.

 

Van Canto is very different: their unique A Cappella Metal is certainly original to say the least taken to this degree and here on ‘Dawn of the Brave’ the German sextet brings together a fine mix of covers and originals.

 

Try classics such as "Paranoid" or "The Final Countdown" and at times you’ll be amazed that there is no guitar on there. If anything though after the covers have eased you into the whole concept, it’s the choral and folk-tinged nature of original songs like ‘The Other Ones’ that end up really standing out.

 

Be brave – try a little Van Canto…




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VAN CANTO - On Tour: 


14.02.2014 RUS - St. Petersburg / Zal Ozhidaniya
15.02.2014 RUS - Moskau / Klub Volta
21.02.2014 FR - Strassbourg / La Laiterie
22.02.2014 CH - Pratteln / Gallery
23.02.2014 DE - Nürnberg / RoFa
06.03.2014 IT - Milano / Factory
07.03.2014 DE - München / Backstage
08.03.2014 CZ - Prague / Nova Chmelnice
09.03.2014 DE - Ludwigsburg / ROFA
21.03.2014 DE - Aschaffenburg / ColosSaal
22.03.2014 DE - Hamburg / Grünspan
23.03.2014 DE - Hameln / Sumpfblume
02.04.2014 GB - London / Underworld
03.04.2014 NL - Tilburg / O13
04.04.2014 DE - Bremen / Aladin
05.04.2014 DE - Köln / Live Music Hall
10.04.2014 DE - Berlin / Lido
11.04.2014 DE - Glauchau / Alte Spinnerei
12.04.2014 DE - Düsseldorf / Pitcher
13.04.2014 DE - Dortmund / FZW

 

 

 

by Mark Diggins

 

VAN CANTO DAWN OF THE BRAVE ALBUM REVIEW 2014