DRAGONNE – On Dragons Wings (Reissue 2023)

DRAGONNE – On Dragons Wings (Reissue 2023)
No Remorse Records
Released Year:
1. Without Love2. Catch Me If You Can3. On Dragonne's Wings4. Long Way5. Heaven Calls6. Dream Forever7. Miss Medusa8. Shades of Light9. Need to Rock You10. Long Way (demo)

DRAGONNE was a heavy/power metal band from Los Angeles, and the β€œOn Dragons Wings” EP was its first release back in 1988. The album is now reissued with its six original songs and three unreleased songs, plus the demo version of β€œLong Way”, which is among the band’s best songs.

The album has everything that a fan of this music wants; Amazing heavy/power melodies that travel you from HEIR APPARENT’s first LP to LEATHERWOLF’s second S/T album, with great vocals that match with the band’s music perfectly. It is very difficult for someone who adores the 80s, not to be thrilled with β€œLong Way”, β€œWithout Love”, β€œShades of Light”, or β€œNeed to Rock You”. These are very good songs that captivate the essence and the feeling of the melodic US metal in the 80s.

But there is also one more song that deserves special notice; β€œHeaven Calls” is a heavy/power metal anthem that the majority of the US bands of the 80s would love to have written. Fantastic song, with excellent melodic and powerful riffs, and an epic structure that makes the track an instant classic for those who understand and feel this kind of music.

β€œOn Dragons Wings” is a very good album for the fans of the 80s, especially for those who have spent many hours on the records of HEIR APPARENT, Q5, LEATHERWOLF or DIO. The unreleased tracks also add to the quality of the album (especially β€œShades of Light” and β€œNeed to Rock You”), making the album a more complete and satisfactory release.

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