Conclusion: I am mega flashed from this production. When I made the selection, I didn’t think that this symphonic style would surprise me. Metalwings bring a breath of fresh air into the room. All in all a very successful second album by the band. You have absolutely no other band to fear in this style. Track 10 speaks of “Second Chance”. You are spot on with the title “Still Believ In Us”. They will take their chance because they believe in themselves.
I give this work a full 10 out of 10 Hellfire points. It completely met my taste and will find its way into my collection.

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The review is written by Soundmagnet!

Violins and classical singing meet metal
The song Like A Willow Without Tears begins a little quieter, but it knows how to convince with a perfect interplay of violin sounds and the classic female vocals of Stela Atanasova. In the further course of the song, these components meet musically very well-coordinated hard guitar riffs.

That it is the great strength of the band to combine classical harmonies and metal also shows in the further course of the album. The two songs I See Your Power and Silence prove this across the board. At this point I allow myself to make a comparison, because Metalwings can definitely keep up with greats like Nightwish. Nevertheless, especially in these two songs, a style of their own can be clearly recognized.

I had a lot of fun listening to this album with all its surprises and facets. The album is an absolute must for fans of symphonic metal music, as the band always manages to cast a spell over the listener. Due to the sensational artistic performance, I give the album a 10/10.

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Another great and very interesting review by Obliveon!

“A Whole New Land” is only the second long player from METALWINGS after a band history of more than ten years. But it could – that much is anticipated – catapult the Bulgarian symphonic metal band to a whole new level. So I read that they were on tour with Imperial Age in 2019. Nothing against this talented Russian band, but from what you’ve heard here it sounds a bit like Dieter Bohlen invited Mozart to accompany him on tour. The six from Sofia creates symphonic, gothic and classic metal on a very high compositional level.

Two outstanding trademarks in the group’s sound are in the foreground and are able to make the difference: the crystal-clear, multi-faceted voice of front woman Stela Atanasova and her violin, both of which produce incredibly beautiful melodies and blend with the other components of the sound complement in an exemplary manner. It usually gets down to business at a rather moderate pace, but METALWINGS is also no stranger to double-bass passages.

The pre-single ‘Monster In The Mirror’ is also very fast and tough and male growls are also used. You could pick out every single track, but above all you really enjoy listening to the troupe and despite almost seventy minutes of playing time and yet very similar songs, there is no boredom. The compositions are perfectly arranged and versatile and in the most positive sense catchy, even without major effects or gimmicks. The Bulgarians master both quieter tones, again with a beguiling violin performance (‘Silence’), as well as an equally captivating ballad (‘Still Believe In Us’), as well as an almost poppy track like ‘Wonders Of Life‘.

However, the perfect audition tip and over-song is the fantastic ‘Killer Of The Angel’s Love’, which perfectly combines all trademarks: orchestral and piano parts, tempo changes, different moods, terrific vocals, a lightning-fast passage and the violin that comes in Duel with the guitar leads delivers. The individual parts go hand in hand and the interplay of the instruments is consistently successful. METALWINGS generate energy and dynamics in a pleasant, somehow cultivated way. In addition, the violin and piano parts give the sound enough bombast, but also convey elegance and feeling to a high degree. The fairytale-like singing is only operatic in tolerable doses, but never exaggerated or artificial. Great performance!

Michael Gaspar awards 9 out of 10 points

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The review is written by Darkzen!

My Recomendation

An album with excellent musical content! The musical composition is varied within its Symphonic, instrumental, gothic, elegant style and a bit of Folk, there is melody and harmony, with varied tempos in its Symphonic parts ‘A Whole New Land’ is a concept album, both in music and in the lyrics, because each song has something different, there is the presence of strong and soft chords, acoustic parts, parts with wind instruments carried in an excellent way, an extensive album both in the musical part and in the conceptual, an album with a greater Symphonic / Gothic / Folk Metal content with a soft, rhythmic and melodic musical scale with a bit of a soft, dark atmosphere and native sounds that once again show us Metalwings the strong part of the band.

The Voice

Stela’s voice is an excellent and angelic voice, its scale and range of voice is unique, a harmonic, melodic, sweet, clean and beautiful operatic register, a very powerful weapon of the band is in the beautiful voice of Stela that gives to each musical track its own style.



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This time the review is written by Rainer Kerber from Keep on Rocking Mag Germany!!!

“I am aware that symphonic metal albums are often very controversial among metal fans. But singer and mastermind Stela Atanasova managed to create a balanced mixture of symphonic and metal. Sure, their orchestrations are omnipresent in the songs, but never just a means to an end. Your singing also fits into the sound. She calls a classically trained soprano her own. But unlike many of her colleagues, she does not constantly try to tirilate at the highest altitudes. She uses the full range of her vocal abilities. In addition, the other band members constantly prove their great skills on the instruments. “A Whole New Land” is a symphonic metal album of the better kind.”

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The new review is written by Metal World!!!

“A Whole New Land” was mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios. Guests on the album include Ivo Kalyonski (extreme voice on “Monster In the Mirror”) and Georgi Dobrev (Kaval on “Milo Moe Libe”), while the cover art was created by Yasen Denev at Red Ring Entertainment.

“A Whole New Land” begins with a dark atmosphere intro, gradually incorporating percussion, powerful guitars, keys and angelic vocals for a magical eight minutes with opera choruses and various stop and go. In “Monster In the Mirror” the vocal interpretation varies a little more choral and high applied in a song of climates that sounds forceful and lets hear some well-placed guttural contributions between the lines. “Like A Willow Without Tears” is epic and very folk, continuing in the middle tempos until the power side starts in a great song. Then on “I See Your Power”, the performers are overflowing with energy and they really do a great job where the drums stand out.

Again the beauty of the voices stand out in “Silence” where they slowly consolidate a kind of stormy ballad of great composition that takes off musically at times. A great melody captures us with “Still Believe in Us”, emotional and dramatic. “Killer Of The Angel’s Love” is my favorite, a song with pure energy and dexterity that has a sober balance of combinations and where all the instruments fly very high. From song number eight “Wonders of Life”, I can say that we are facing an important component of the album that I am going to use to assess the particularities of the band, which at no time invite us to be compared with close exponents by gender or by having female voices and that’s great …

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Another review for our ‘A Whole New Land’ written by @Allesandro Power from The Dark Melody

Three years after that debut, those directed by the vocalist Stela Atanasova return with a new production, which will be released this June 11 through an independent label, their second album is titled “A Whole New Land”, a concept album both in the musical as in the lyrics, which will take you to a totally new land in which all predators and their victims live in harmony and peace, each of the 11 songs start from the necklace of life, each composition tells a different story from the life of a girl who set out in search of the lost land of her ancestors. It is a totally new land where she once had honor, dignity, beauty and strength, where there was peace and harmony. Love is the main theme of the songs, but specifically in more lyrics on the album, Stela was not referring only to the love between two human beings, but rather to the love of life and how some people use the power they have to destroy the life instead of creating and preserving it. With this album the Bulgarians intend to take a great step forward in development and have a great desire to present to the world a radically symphony-oriented musical concept. With their musical arrangements they want to show the world that there is always sun after rain. Always after the apocalypse, comes salvation and understanding.

The second production “A Whole New Land” is not only a good symphonic metal album, but it is also a great step that Metalwings takes to consolidate itself and thus achieve the attention of symphony lovers, it is also necessary to highlight the vocalization by Stela Atanasova who also worked on the composition of it.

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We just received the next review for our upcoming album, again with a maximum grading! A huge thanks to for this great review!!!

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METALWINGS have created with „A Whole New Land“ the most melodic album I have heard in a long time. Even though the last album was already good, they have taken a giant leap forward with „A Whole New Land“ and have transported their sound to a new level. There are fantastic songs on this album that just won’t let me go.

I have listened to the album so many times from front to back despite its very opulent playing time and I never tire of listening to it. I am also not able to point out highlights, because really all songs are masterful and enchanting. Due to a high degree of progressiveness, monotony never sets in and there are so many details that want to be discovered. Personally, I would have liked to see a bit more of the inclusion of male vocals, but that in no way detracts from the quality of this album.

Anyone who likes highly melodic symphonic metal simply has to love this album. For me in this genre a clear contender for the album of the year.

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We just got the first review for our upcoming album ‘A Whole New Land’ with a maximum grading. Thank you so much Thomas Stengel and Undercover Rock and Metal !!!

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“A Whole New Land” has become a gigantic symphonic metal epic, with huge orchestral arrangements, thundering guitar riffs and a really fat production. For me, “A Whole New Land” definitely sets a few new standards in terms of the combination of heavy metal and orchestral arrangements.

The actual size of the individual songs can hardly be described in words. You just have to hear it to recognize what Stela Atanasova has created here together with her colleagues. I’ve heard the album 15 times before I dared write something about it, and I’m still sure that I haven’t discovered every detail by far. Each song in itself is a small work of art! One thing is very clear. “A Whole New Land” is definitely not light fare or something for the “quick kitchen”. This fabulous metal epic is an 11-course gala menu in a 5-star restaurant!

“A Whole New Land” is a milestone in the history of Metalwings. For me, without a doubt, one of the strongest symphonic metal albums of all time!”

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