Not only has he created a musical style so superior to today’s music, he also tests the listener. And what do I mean by this? Well, what would someone think if you told them that you came across a metal album that mixes Broadway, Gregorian chant and Hollywood-esque inspired music? I’d say, “Genius.”
“The Infinite Wonders of Creation” is, by far, a big jump from Luca Turilli’s previous works. Luca Turilli’s first solo release, “King of the Nordic Twilight” was an easily forgetful album, yet “Prophet of the Last Eclipse” jumped “out of the box” with its refreshing experimental sounds and beats.
“The Infinite Wonders of Creation” opens with “Secrets of Forgotten Ages,” an epic prologue that helps to summarize the spirit of the album as a whole. The intro is truly a great listen. “Mother Nature” caught me off guard, remember that guy Olaf Hayer from the previous two albums? Yeah, he sounds amazing now. It’s obvious that if he sung the way he did in “King of the Nordic Twilight,” Luca’s third album would be a flop.
“The Infinite Wonders of Creation” is truly different from what Luca Turilli has done in the past and old fans may not appreciate the short guitar riffs and solos (or lack there of). To tell you the truth, I wouldn’t even call it a metal album. The music is so eclectic and categorizing it as just a metal album sounds so crippling to what “The Infinite Wonders of Creation” is really about… it’s diverse.
There are so many musical references throughout this album. “Angels of the Winter Dawn” oddly reminds me of the soundtrack of the Broadway show, “Rent” and “The Miracle of Life” starts off with a sample of Gregorian chant. Ironically, for an album that’s less than an hour, there sure is a lot to listen to on this CD.
In my opinion, the album gets better track after track so picking a favorite is difficult especially when the album feels like it was meant to be played from track one through ten without stopping. And as a last note, the addition of Bridget Fogle as a vocalist fits in so well with Luca’s album and it’s hard to imagine “The Infinite Wonders of Creation” without her.
With “The Infinite Wonders of Creation” ending Luca Turilli’s epic trilogy, I hope this does not mean the end of Luca Turilli as a band with vocalist Olaf Hayer. I’ll keep my fingers crossed. Rock On!
- Luca Turilli - Guitar
- Olaf Hayer - Vocals
- Sascha Paeth - Bass
- Robert Hunecke-Rizzo - Drums
- Bridget Fogle - Guest Vocals
- Secrets Of Forgotten Ages
- Mother Nature
- Angels Of The Winter Dawn
- The Miracle Of Life
- Silver Moon
- Cosmic Revelation
- Pyramids And Stargates
- Mystic and Divine
- The Infinite Wonders of Creation