“*Demetrios, these tunes are very rich, orchestration wise and work well in the drama department.The playing is very good and the arrangements are detailed and sophisticated. The recording quality is high. Overall, a very fine job.
Track "Roman Legion", Very large arrangement . Multi textured. Use of vocals interesting. Well recorded. Dramatic and evocative.
Track "Rebirth Among the Ruins", Highly dramatic use of horn sounds with the timpani. Works well here. Arrangement shows range with sectional contrast and dynamic shifts. Fine arrangements, evocative and passionate.
TAXI, A&R Department
“*Having had the privilege of hearing Demetris' earlier release "The Blazing March.....From Genesis To Europe" an epic symphony, my expectations were quite high on receiving his new CD compilation "Gallant Defender." I was not disappointed.Graced with attractive melodies, each piece stands alone as a dramatic composition yet still the underlying dynamics of struggle, war, tragedy, heroism, and rebirth can be found in each, thus tying the whole together.Vigorous, and exhilarating are some of the first words that spring to mind as we can almost feel the call to arms and the gathering of the clan in the opening salvo's.On the overall I found the whole experience to be intellectually rewarding and the musical journey itself very satisfying indeed.”
Charlotte Hannon Atlanta Music Group. Marietta, Georgia USA
“Demetrios - Right on the money (or drachma)! Strong, convincing pieces that carry just the right amount of musical Russell Crowe (noble, brave and prone to getting into a fight) for this purpose. You've hit the target with your bow, musket and cannon. Excellent work !
Track Gallant Defender", the sound of epic nobility, right from the start, great job ! Track "The Gathering of the Tribes". Another dramatic entrance. Cool use of gongs for flourishes. Subtle male voices add a nice dimension. Time to put on my chain mail and fight !
Demetrios, your thematic ideas are strong and clear.
Good sectional contrast and thematic development. Creates strong and clear mood."
TAXI A&R Department Calabasas CA, USA
“* "Demetris is a man of passion, and music is his passion. As a person he is positive, sincere and cheerful, yet his music can be mysterious, haunting and enchanting. His soul and his spirit soar with the mystical characters of old, and it is easy to get carried away by his melodies."
Ted Johnson KOOL MUSIC, Toronto, Canada