PHANTASMA – The Deviant Heart

PHANTASMA - The Deviant Heart
  • 6.5/10
    PHANTASMA - The Deviant Heart - 6.5/10


Napalm Records
Release date: November 20, 2015

User Review
6/10 (1 vote)

Phantasm is the side project of the Dutch vocalist Charlotte Wessels, most notably the front woman for the band Delain. The Deviant Heart is an introspective Symphonic Metal album that meanders through its twelve tracks with grace and elegance for the better part of an hour. Many of the songs are forlorn by nature, and there are numerous acoustical and vocal passages within The Deviant Heart that are quite soothing, reflective, and beautiful … however, if you’re looking for a fist-pounding, head-banging Metal album, this release tends to get a bit sleepy, and probably won’t be your cup of tea.


  • Dan Skiba

    Dan is a former partner at Metal Express Radio, and also served as a reviewer, photographer and interviewer on occasions. Based out of Indianapolis, USA he was first turned on to Hard Rock music in the mid-1970s when he purchased Deep Purple's Machine Head as his first album. He was immediately enthralled with the powerful guitar sound and pronounced drumbeat, and had to get more! His collection quickly expanded to include as many of Heavy Rock bands of the time that he could get his hands on, such as Ted Nugent, Judas Priest, and Black Sabbath, to name just a few.

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