Music News review

Daniel Davidson-Amadi, from Music News

Rating 4/5

"…'Nebulae’ is alternative progressive rock in all its glory as it marries a complication of musical influences and compositional structures to create an album that is articulately original…"

"…There’s sincerity, intelligence and emotion in each note and every word sung. Judge this particular “book” by its cover; this album is a magnetic galactic artwork of the highest calibre, constructed by a band from different artistic backgrounds with an anthology ofRead more

Metal Assault review

Rating 9.5/10

"…In my opinion, ‘Nebulae’ is very much a musical journey that would be best experienced in solitude and as a single 48-minute piece rather than a set of 11 tracks. Ana Batista’s vocal delivery and  Narciso Monteiro’s guitars create an extremely rich dual layer and create a beautiful and powerful atmosphere wherein the listener’s mind is filled with an imagination that automatically accompanies the music…"

 Andrew Bansal, Metal Assault, June 2014

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"Watcher of the Light" feature in Gadsen Records

"...As is a prog-rock trademark, there are fluctuations between ballad-form minimalism and hard-rocking interludes, all while Baptista’s vocals adjust accordingly. The final minute-plus is capped off by mounting keys and sonorous guitar effects that will sound familiar to fans of Sigur Rós. It’s an exciting finale to a track full of twists and turns, which for the most part is quite successful..."

Gadsen Records

Feature in Rock World Magazine

"...Heylel’s Nebulae is full of ritualistic beauty, transporting the listener to another plane where fairies, Wiccan goddesses and mysterious creatures rule the wind-swept world. Or at least it sounds like it..."

Rock World Magazine

Soletron review

Nebulae review by Wil Cifer from Soletron.

"...The most prog moment on the album would be the cover of King Crimson’s “I Talk To the Wind”. This version is more lunge crooned and floats over the back drop of shimmering post-rock like guitar. So the artistic choices they made here are impressive because they don’t play it safe with this one. Anyone capable of covering King Crimson, has to get some props for doing so in the first place..."

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Feature in ProgressiveWorld

"...stunning vocals and, at least on on the KC cover, delicate instrumentation. Other tracks ("The Prophet" and "Wings Of Eternity") have a prog rock edge verging on prog metal. Good stuff" - nightowl, on, 2014


Via Nocturna Review

Nebulae review from Pedro Carvalho, Via Nocturna (in portuguese)

Rating 4.9/6

"...Pela escolha dos temas apresentados como versões poderemos ser levados a supor que se trata de art/prog rock o que aqui se apresenta. Também é, mas Nebulae vai muito mais além. Heavy metal, hard rock, folk, jazz, gótico, clássico, sinfónico são diferentes cenários que vão desfilando ao longo do álbum. Muitas vezes atmosférico, com a utilização de belas passagens de piano e de guitarra clássica acompanhadas pela celestial voz deRead more