by MythofRock

“Goditha”, the elaborate metal opera by Elina Englezou and Bob Katsionis, proudly finds its successor, “Captain Hawk – Ghosts of the Sea”. This time we dive into the vast ocean and live a stunning piratic story. Few albums stand out as boldly as this epic, elegiac cooperation of Elina Englezou and Bob Katsionis. This metal opera takes listeners on a thrilling journey through a fantastical world filled with pirates, ghosts and adventure, all woven together with symphonic grandeur and melodic power. From the very first notes, it’s evident that Katsionis’s mastery extends far beyond his instrumental prowess. He not only performs all the instruments with skill, but also takes charge of production and mixing, resulting in a sonic landscape that is both rich and dynamic. The cinematic arrangements sweep listeners off their feet, while the various tempos keep the excitement level high throughout the album. What truly sets “Captain Hawk” apart, however, is the stellar lineup of Greek singers, who bring the characters to life. Each vocalist delivers a monumental performance, with special mentions to Yiannis Papanikolaou and Stratis Steele, whose contributions leave their signature on the album’s musical tapestry. Englezou’s direction deserves acclaim for crafting a mesmerizing opera that seamlessly blends power metal with theatrical flair. The plot is intriguing, the lyrics well-crafted and the atmosphere enchanting, drawing listeners deeper into the narrative with every track. The melodies soar with beauty, the guitar hooks are irresistible and the refrains linger in the mind long after the music has ended. Tracks like “Northern Winds”, “The Crone” and “Coming Home” showcase the album’s ability to transport listeners to a distant, dreamy world where anything is possible. “Captain Hawk” encourages us to embark on an exhilarating voyage filled with mystery and excitement. It is a triumphant achievement, a metal opera of gigantic proportions. A piratic odyssey like no other, where metal and opera collide to create a truly unforgettable musical experience.

♦ 8,5/10

Dimitris Zacharopoulos

You may also like

Leave a Comment

The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.