Release Date: 12/11/20
'Virtuality' is the first theme album from Ultimatium, birthed out the deep forests of Finland
Ultimatium was birthed out the deep forests of Suomussalmi, Finland. 'Virtuality' is the first theme album from Finnish power metallers who took a big and long overdue step towards prog-power on this album. Album features five lead singers from Finnish metal scene: Johanna Lesonen a.k.a Emily Leone (Lost in Grey, Dotma), Peter James Goodman (Conquest, ex-Virtuocity), Jukka Nummi (ex-Myon, Angry Machines plays Dio + dozen of Rainbow/Deep Purple-cover bands), Matti Auerkallio (Katra, Manzana, SoulFallen + many more), Tomi Viiltola (ex-Dreamtale, Perpetual Rage, Viilto).
The premise behind 'Virtuality' is an introduction of a storyline of four gamers getting stuck in a virtual reality game in a near-future setting. Each vocalist guest has their own, distinctive role in the story and drummer Matti Auerkallio sings the role of the villain (clean & crunch). The story album is backed up with lots of background vocals, sound effects and a 'narrator'/system voice synthesized with Amazon's Alexa.
The album introduces the best parts of power and progressive metal combined, including easier up-tempo songs, but also long, progressive mid-tempo tracks. The songs take influence from such bands as Stratovarius, Dream Theater, Symphony X and Rainbow. Especially on tracks 'Digital Tower' and 'Ghost of Yesterday' where influences from Ronnie James Dio and Ritchie Blackmore are easily heard.
|Label: Rockshots Records|
|Run Time: 70:53 mins|
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