The band's debut album is undoubtfully inspired by its creator quest for enlightenment and meaning. "Nebulae" is a conceptual vision over life and death, represented in the form of a star life-cycle. The record is presented with eleven tracks divided into four chapters, from a star birth until its extinction, creating intense emotional passages through life's stages.
"Nebulae" delivers a strong, dark but yet hopeful atmospheric sound, sometimes almost resembling a movie soundtrack.
It combines all their progressive rock influences, including a cover for King Crimson's "I talk to the wind" and ELP's "The Sage", with more contemporary alternative sounds, ranging from the exploding power of "The Prophet" and the ultra heavy guitars on "Watcher of the Light", to smooth and peaceful sounds like "Deeper" or "Wings of Eternity", with this last one resembling also baroque influences.
Born in the fall of 2012, Heylel present themselves as an alternative prog rock band with a gothic twist. The portuguese
quartet aim to recapture the essence of old school Progressive Rock, whilst adding their very personal touch. The outcome is a dark, atmospheric and involving sound....more