Van Canto

Album Title: 
Dawn of the Brave
Release Date: 
Friday, February 7, 2014
Review Type: 

Van Canto a German A cappella Metal band? Never heard about them…they chose this name because it sound almost the same as Van Halen! Formed in 2006 present members are: Dennis "Sly" Schunke (lead vocals), Inga Scharf (lead vocals), Ross Thompson (higher rakkatakka vocals), Stefan Schmidt (lower rakkatakka vocals, solo rakkatakka vocals), Ingo "Ike" Sterzinger (bass vocals) and Bastian Emig (drums). 5 voices and one drummer no guitars, bass or keyboards !

Dawn of the Brave” contains 9 own compositions and 4 covers, the fifth album. The opening song: Dawn of the Brave a sort of middle age song with some pirate drum and a lot of papadams. This album is more an epic metal like album not bad a play with 5 voices sounds great but nog my cup of tea. About the covers “The final countdown” from Europe: Starts with many tatatams…and then radadams. It is been covered more than a thousand times but this is a special one, it sound perfect! Cover 2: “Holding Out For A Hero” from Bonnie Tyler can touch me one of the better covers I ever heard before. Cover 3 “Into the West” from Annie Lennox a soundtrack out of Lords of the Rings: Return of the King. This version is so close to the original that I like this one to. And then a classic “Paranoid” start with doemdoem mamamama… lol. Not bad this album you like it or not, but I begin to like some of their songs, You must hear them more than once to get the sphere !