Review:WHILE HEAVEN WEPT – SUSPENDED AT APHELION – NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS – RELEASE 24- 10 2014

WHILE HEAVEN WEPT – SUSPENDED AT APHELION – NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS – RELEASE 24- 10 2014

While heaven Wept has been around for 25 years now. They’ve managed throughout their career to put out some great records. Their epic metal always got that special something to it and making them one of the better artists in their genre. It’s time to get blown away again by these epic metallers. They are about to release their sixth full-length: Suspended at Aphelion

While Heaven Wept is:

Tom Phillips (ex-Solstice, ex-Twisted Tower Dire, ex-Brave) – vocals, guitars, keyboards
Jim Hunter (Twisted Tower Dire, October 31, Revelation) – bass
Scott Loose (Brave, Human Theory) – guitars
Trevor Schrotz (Brave) – drums
Michelle Schrotz (Brave) – keyboards, vocals
Rain Irving (Altura) – vocals
Jason Lingle (Altura) – keyboards, vocals

Guests

Mark Zonder (Warlord, ex-Fates Warning) – drums on “Suspended At Aphelion”
Victor Arduini (ex-Fates Warning) – lead guitar on “Suspended At Aphelion”
Christopher Ladd – classical guitar on “Suspended At Aphelion”
Mark Shuping – cello and violin on “Suspended At Aphelion”

Suspended at Aphelion
While-Heaven-Wept-Suspended-At-AphelionLet’s start by telling this is one tough cookie to review. It’s almost too hard to explain to you guys how much beauty is put in this record. With the start of a very classical vibed intro, you know you are in for a special treat! There is put so much effort and detail in this record. And it works out just fine. The song structure is well balanced and the tunes are one by one just pure gold. They have been around for 25 years and that is what you’re hearing back on the record. Everything is well played and is just spot on.

They managed to find that roller coaster ride on high emotions again. It doesn’t mind if you are in the low paced parts or in the high paced ones. Every part of this record hits with so much impact that it’s almost getting ridiculous. Nothing but love for this mighty epic craftsmanship.

The fun part with records like “Suspended at Aphelion” probably is that every time you spin it there is something new to be found.  On the first listen it might be a little hard to digest, but no worries you boys and girls will love this one for sure!

Conclusion:
There is so much beauty and effort put in this record, that I am afraid I won’t give this one the right amount of credits. Did you like the previous records of WHW, well you will just LOVE this one! Stop reading and go on that emotional roller coaster called “ Suspended at Aphelion”

Score 4,8 out 5

Tracklist:
I: Introspectus
II: Icarus And I
III: Ardor
IV: Heartburst
V: Indifference Turned Paralysis
VI: The Memory Of Bleeding
VII: Souls In Permafrost
VIII: Searching The Stars
IX: Reminiscence Of Strangers
X: Lifelines Lost
XI: Retrospectus

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written by Ronald van de Baan

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