Performer : Pellek (Damnation Angels)
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.
The rendition of Wasted Years comes with bits of Symphonic Power Metal backing music feel. For the vocal itself, Pellek is much more modern type metal style, with tendency to falsetto-ed his higher pitch rather than scream it loud in old school Helloween style. So, the feel of Wasted Years comes a bit modern / alternative rock feel, but... in a backing track of power metal completed with double pedal section.
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: Power 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)
Rhythm guitar: 4/5
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 "Wasted Years"
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