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Lykaion - The Things I've Left
Almost one year ago I got in contact with Lykaion for the first time and I was impressed. Actually I was really impressed. The band came up with a demo that I still listen to sometimes, because the combination of melodic and heavy metal perfectly fits my musical interests. However, despite the great work the band has done, the singer left the band and he was replaced by a female singer. Now, the band created another demo of which I am really curious.
 
Compared to the previous songs, the band uses less different styles and has created a stronger identity. This may be due to the fact that there is a female singer now and it actually works out pretty well. And although the vocals of Tiziana Palmieri seem a little bit inexperienced and forced, she could well be the leader of the band that is able to fill in the gap that Guano Apes have left behind.

That’s right, I’d consider this band as the next Guano Apes (yet with a unique identity), because all the ingredients are there; strong, very strong heavy rock songs with enough space for clean melodies while the real identity lies within the heavy distorted guitar chords. Opener Desert Of Emotions’ has a great variety between these heavy and clean musical parts but the real highlight is the third song ‘Serenity’ where the musical capabilities of the band are reflected even more. Changes in rhythms, changes in heaviness, all in a credible way, show that Lykaion is ready for the next step. And again, the production is impressive for a do-it-yourself project. 

Just like the saying ‘Slow and steady wins the race’, I think that Lykaion will succeed in the end. In my opinion, a band that has shown its tremendous capabilities twice deserves to be offered a place towards the next step. They’ve got my full support!
Lykaion - The Things I've Left
No ScoreDetails own production
Released on Thursday Nov 23rd, 2006
Progressive Metal

Writer @CarpeSiem on Thursday Nov 23rd, 2006

Tags: #Lykaion
Tracklisting Desert Of Emotions
Not A Farewell
Serenity
Emptiness
Line up Fabio Valentini: guitar
Alessandro Sforza: guitar, backing vocals
Tiziana Palmieri: the voice, keyboards
Valerio Miseferi: bass
Andrea Alberati: drums