Edge Of Paradise has been spreading the buzz about their anticipated new album, Immortal Waltz. I’ve been seeing a lot of posts regarding their collaboration with the legendary Michael Wagener who produced and mixed the CD. Of course I’m familiar with his work with bands such as Skid Row, Metallica and Ozzy, to name a few, and hearing this new band’s CD ‘Immortal Waltz’ I am reminded about the true greatness about Wagener’s work.
Every song struck me in a different way, and if I go into each one, I’m afraid, I will be writing this all week. So Instead of talking about this, I’m just telling you, you have to hear this for yourself!
Let’s talk about the frontwoman, the beautiful Margarita Monet. Her voice is so unique and sultry, it’s addicting (as are her looks)! The girl’s range is unbelievable and I believe, plays a big role in the dynamics of the song. Miss Monet really knows how to bring the heart of the song to the forefront. She exposes her soul in the striking tracks like “In A Dream” and “Ghost”, the heart wrenching ballad “Goodbye” or the title track “Immortal Waltz” (The title track in unlike anything I’ve ever heard, this just might be a favorite). Besides having an insane vocal range, her emotional range is very impressive as well, let’s just say, you will never get bored with the album!
Hard to find a release today, where every aspect is truly great, one may have a great vocalist (Halestorm), or a great drummer or guitar player, but to have it all come together in one powerful sound, I name Edge Of Paradise one of the very few bands that truly accomplished that. And that brings me to Michael Wagener, the producer, or shall I say the wizard behind this incredible work.