8 Jul 2013

Pellek - Deja Vu (2013)

Song : Deja Vu
Performer : Pellek (Damnation Angels)
Origin: UK
Album :  Youtube release / Free MP3

PelleK is frontman of UK based Symphonic Metal band, Damnation Angels. In his freetime he done a lot of heavy metal cover songs. You can discover some interesting tunes on his Youtube channel such as soundtrack of Final Fantasy IX (Melodies of Life), Naruto, along with The Beatles (Hey Jude) and of course heavy metal repertoire alike of Dio (Holy Diver) up to Angra and Nightwish. Not a bad taste dude... Of the Iron Maiden, it is understandable to see this handsome guy singing classic hit such as Wasted Years and Deja Vu.

I prefer more this version of Deja Vu, compared to his Wasted Years. It is now in straight forward heavy metal backing music. Pellek's voice seems much fit into Deja Vu rather than Wasted Years, mostly due to the song that need some high pitch attacks. Overall, Pellek sounds more original in this version.  The chorus "...feel like I have been it before!" got a new fresh scream on this version. The backing music comes with great running bass line. Guitar distortion is sounds a bit 'digital' but still fit into it. Great cover version addition to a rarely performed "Deja Vu" of Iron Maiden.

Taken that the track was distributed as free Mp3 and not so serious Youtube video release, the version is enjoyable to proclaimed! Heard this version of Iron Maiden Wasted Years, and with a whistle as well! As usual, support the band Damnation Angels with their latest album Bringer Of Light, and also Pellek's own solo album from 2013, Ocean of Opportunity as a reward for his work to give us Iron Maiden cover songs!

Styles: Heavy Metal
Faithful to Original version: faithful but there are large portion of free interpretation both on vocals and musics
Re-Arrangements: 4/5 (1=notes per notes, 5=extreme deviation)
Vocals: 5/5
Rhythm guitar: 4/5
Solos: 4/5
Bass: 5/5
Drums: 3/5
Sound and Production: 4/5

LISTEN to Youtube (with intro / outro speech)  and Pellek's official MP3 sites

Frontman of Damnation Angels band, Pellek to cover Iron Maiden's "Deja Vu"

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