Angtoria, comprised of multi-talented musicians: Sarah Jezebel Deva, Chris Rhen, Tommy Rhen, with appearances by Dave Pybus (Cradle of Filth), and John Henriksson (amongst others) now bring us the powerful blend of orchestral inspired metal in the much awaited release “God Has A Plan For Us All.”
Sarah, who has brought us her operatic female vocals for bands such as Cradle of Filth, Therion, and Mortiis, now graces us yet again with her beautiful voice as front woman for what I consider to be one of the year’s best new bands. As a prominent female influence the metal world she shows that she is not just strictly a session artist, but has great qualities as a lead vocalist as well. Not straying from her opera style vocals, but rather building upon them in this album, she displays her ability to harmonize utilizing her multi octave vocal range, which is revealed in songs. For example in tracks such as “The Addiction,” and “Original Sin,” she demonstrates a mid range and soprano harmonization which is amazing. As not to overlook a very important detail….Not does Sarah do a fabulous job singing, but she is also responsible for the lyrical composition, with which I am very impressed.
In my opinion, this CD is very well put together and is strong in both vocals as well as having superb instrumentals. One might often buy a CD where the artist is either strong in one area and/or lacking in another, however this is lacking in neither. I find this to be a very strong album throughout its entirety. I highly recommend this new release from Angtoria. It is well worth the monetary expenditure to enjoy the experience of this aural stimulation. “God Has A Plan For Us All,” shall remain in my stereo for a long time to come.