Celtic Hills – Mystai Keltoy

Elevate Records     June 2021

Celtic Hills are a trio formed by Jonathan Vanderbilt on guitars and vocals, Jacopo Novello on bass and Simone Cescutti on drums. The band was born in 2010, but only in 2020 they sign a recording contract with with which they released the album “Blood over Intents” and the EP “Schräge Musik” in 2020. The latter made a good impression (see our REVIEW) and so does Mystai Keltoy: A great mix of 80s Power Metal, Symphonic Metal a la Blind Guardian and Thrash Metal of the German variant, indeed a remarkable hybrid. Then a number of ear candy songs, e.g. The Tomorrow of our Sons, The 7-Headed Dragon of Osoppo and The Landing of The Gods. Then Jonathan’s voice which immediately creates this trade mark factor. Summing up, this album might appeal to wide Metalhead audiences – check it out!

PS: “Mystai Keltoy” was produced and recorded by Michele Guaitoli singer of Temperance, Vision of Atlantis and Era. The lyrics of the album are inspired by the history of the populations that inhabited the area of present-day Carnia and Friuli, but seen with a different perspective, giving voice to the legends (or reality?) that imagine colonization by ancient alien populations.


The Light
Blood is not Water
The Tomorrow of our Sons
The -7-Headed Dragon of Osoppo
The Landing of The Gods
Already Lost
Falling Stars
Battle of Frigidum
Eden (FEAT Germana Noage ex Aetherna)
Temple of Love

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