Every now and again I hear a band for the first time and have to do a double take. I heard such an album on the weekend. It's the band of a Japanese guitarist named Nozomu Wakai, the band is Destinia, the album is 'Metal Souls'. His band on this album features Ronnie Romero (Rainbow) on vocals, Marco Mendoza (Dead Daisies, ex-Thin Lizzy / Whitesnake / Blue Murder) on bass, and Tommy Aldridge (ex-Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy, Ozzy, etc, etc) on drums.
i don't do this often but when the album had finished, I immediately put it on again. That's how much I thought of it. Beautiful guitar work with great songs. Well worth a listen. There is music like this out there if you know where to look. Check out the videos below before exploring further. I hope you're as impressed as I am. I should have the chance to interview Nozumu soon, I'll let you know how I get on.
The album is available here.
Rock on \m/