The Autist – The Coldest Sun

What you get here is a combination of styles ranging from symphonic metal to prog to death-y style vocals and clean female singing. The main female vocalist is Russian singer Polina Psycheya and she does a pretty awesome job. In addition to Polina, other guests vocalists include Alina Lesnik and Chiara Tricarico from Temperance. It…

King Of Asgard – :taudr:

As ever, the component instrumentation of :taudr: is executed proficiently. Generally, there’s a good duality of sawing, tremolo-picked guitars to generate intensity and atmosphere with chunkier riffs for groove and melody. For example, the lead on the title track has a definite swing and the riff around 2:30 on “The Curse and the Wanderer” has…

Aldaria – Land Of Light

First off, comparisons to Avantasia are absolutely unavoidable in this case, as everything from the naming scheme to the way certain songs sound to the overall concept and even some individual lyrics, all feel like obvious nods to the German project. Perhaps the most blatant example of this comes early on, as the opening track…

Wolfheart – Tyhjyys

It is also a disc of transformation — one that sees Wolfheart traversing from one genre to another, finally giving into their gloomier leanings and going for the melodeath/doom hybrid that the region traffics in so well. And it does so organically across eight songs, starting out with music that feels like it is picking…

Valhalore – Voyage Into Eternity

The ingredients used are not necessarily a unique combination by any stretch of imagination, on the other hand, though, it is the way they use these ingredients to cook up a very tasty stew of folk, viking and even some power metal, which is setting them apart from their compatriots as well. One of the…

Scuorn – Parthenope

The end result is pretty darn successful, and comes across like  Stormlord with a dose of Rotting Christ‘s hellenic tones and Fleshgod Apocalypse . It is, if anything, pretty downright epic, checking all the boxes for the style with a host of rousing, majestic symphonics, narrations, high pitched screams and deep growls and scathing, slicing…

The Silent Wedding – Enigma Eternal

What really amazed me is the fact that in each song the band has made detailed work to the point. Easy remembered lyrics without even read them from the bootleg in most circumstances gives many points to the result for me. That of course is Marios (vocals) “fault” with his voice been in great shape. To…